John Rankine Barclay (1884-1962)

John Rankine Barclay was born in Edinburgh in 1884. He studied at the Royal Institution where he met A R Sturrock. He was a member of the Edinburgh Group, a group of progressive painters that included J.G Spence Smith, D. M. Sutherland, William Oliphant Hutchison, William Mervyn Glass and A R Sturrock.

He painted in both oil and watercolour, frequently depicting figures in a landscape or a town setting in an individual and often experimental style.

His work was exhibited at RSA, RA, RSW and Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts.

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