James Kerr-Lawson

Scottish (1862 - 1939)
James Kerr-Lawson A Busy Street Unknown

Biography

Born 1862
Died 1939
Nationality Scottish
Birth place Anstruther
Death place London

James Kerr-Lawson was only three when his family emigrated from Fife to Hamilton, Ontario. When he reached adulthood he returned to Europe, eventually settling in London, but he maintained links with the artistic community in Canada. He fought in the First World War and in 1917 was commissioned by the Canadian Government to paint the ruined cities of Arras and Ypres. Kerr-Lawson was best known as a portrait painter and muralist.