Edward Baird George Fairweather, 1906 - 1985. Architect 1935


Born 1904
Died 1949
Nationality Scottish

Baird was born in Montrose in 1904 and studied at Glasgow School of Art from 1924 to 1927. He became a close friend of James McIntosh Patrick, sharing his painstaking approach to realism. Baird returned to Montrose after graduating and lived there for the rest of his life, painting local subjects and keeping a low profile. Often described as a Scottish Surrealist, Baird is equally known for his association with the Scottish Renaissance movement. His artistic output was relatively small, due to his perfectionism, time-intensive manner of working and his early death at the age of forty-five.


True to Life | British Realist Painting in the 1920s and 1930s
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Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
Figurative Art in Scotland and England 1918-1945
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art