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Graham, John (1754–1817), painter and teacher of art, was born in Edinburgh. He was apprenticed to a coach-painter in Edinburgh, George MacFarquhar (fl. 1763–1799), and later pursued that trade in London. He then undertook study at the Royal Academy Schools and he exhibited at the academy fairly regularly between 1780 and 1797. His paintings included ...

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Leitch, William Leighton (1804–1883), landscape painter and drawing-master, was born in Glasgow on 2 November 1804, the son of Richard Leitch, who had been in the navy and army and retired in 1815, and Elisabeth Hardie. Educated in Glasgow, Leitch worked in a lawyer's office and a weaver's shop, and then as a house painter, but spent his evenings drawing with ...

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William Leighton Leitch (1804–1883) by David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson © Scottish National Photography Collection, Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Nasmyth family (per. 1788–1884), were active as painters and art teachers. The painter Alexander Nasmyth (1758–1840) and his wife, Barbara Foulis (d. 1847), had eleven children of whom at least eight were gifted artists. The eldest, Patrick Nasmyth (1787–1831), is noticed separately, as is their second son, the mechanical engineer ...

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Sir Francis Job Short (1857–1945) by Malcolm Osborne, 1931 © reserved; Garton & Co.

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Short, Sir Francis Job [Frank] (1857–1945), printmaker and teacher of printmaking, was born at High Park, Wollaston, Worcestershire, on 19 June 1857, the second of the four children of Job Till Short (b. 1832), an engineer, and his wife, Emma (b...