Sir Muirhead Bone French Lane, Rollemourt Dated 1917 © Estate of Sir Muirhead Bone. All rights reserved. DACS, London 2022.


Born 1876
Died 1953
Nationality Scottish
Birth place Partick, Glasgow
Death place Oxford

Draughtsman, illustrator and painter Muirhead Bone was born in Partick, Glasgow, and trained as an architect. He attended evening classes at Glasgow School of Art and was self-taught as an etcher. In 1901 Bone settled in London, where he quickly established an international reputation, selling prints for large sums. The first artist to be appointed a War Artist in the First World War, he was also an official War Artist in World War Two. Architectural subjects dominate his printed work in addition to images showing industrialisation and urban development. The author of nearly 500 prints, Bone was knighted in 1937.