Robert MacBryde

Scottish (1913 - 1966)
Robert MacBryde Still Life About 1947 © Estate of Robert MacBryde


Born 1913
Died 1966
Nationality Scottish

MacBryde's life and career are inextricably linked with Robert Colquhoun. Born in Maybole in Ayrshire, MacBryde met Colquhoun at Glasgow School of Art, where he studied from 1932 to 1937. MacBryde had the more dominant personality of the pair, and a highly-strung temperament. His works are generally smaller than Colquhoun's and are mainly still lifes. He had a fine sense for colour and formal composition.

Glossary terms

  • A painting, drawing or photograph depicting inanimate objects.