Robert Maclaurin Hamish MacInnes, 1930 – 2020. Mountaineer 2002 © Robert Maclaurin


Born 1961
Nationality English
Birth place Yorkshire

MacLaurin was born in Yorkshire and studied at Edinburgh College of Art, completing his postgraduate diploma in 1984, the year he won a travel scholarship to Turkey. He has subsequently been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Sir Robert Menzies Fellowship to Australia in 1995-96 and the Noble Grossart Scottish Painting Prize in 1998. He moved to Australia in 2001, but regularly returns to Scotland, with the landscapes of both countries providing the inspiration for his large canvases.