The Glasgow Boys

To artists, the village of Cambuskenneth is associated with the “Glasgow Boys” school of Scottish colourists. Edward Arthur Walton (1876 – 1941) acquired a studio in Cambuskenneth with Arthur Melville (1854 – 1904) attracted here by the orchards.

Who were the Glasgow Boys? In the late 1870s a group of young artists gained recognition by challenging the classical and allegorical subject matter of the established art world as represented by the Royal Scottish Academy. They sought scenes of rural life and character.

Other “boys” included Sir John Guthrie, George Henry, Arthur Melville, Sir John Lavery. William York MacGregor is buried at Logie old Church

If you’re particularly interested you can read more on the Glasgow Boys here 

The Hunterian at Glasgow University and Kelvingrove Art Gallery both have a fine collection of paintings by The Glasgow Boys.