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Robert Colquhoun (December 20, 1914 - September 20, 1962)

Robert Colquhoun was a Scottish painter, printmaker and theatre set designer. Robert MacBryde was a Scottish still life and figure painter and a theatre set designer. Colquhoun won a scholarship to study at the Glasgow School of Art, where he met MacBryde with whom he established a lifelong relationship and professional collaboration, the pair becoming known as "the two Roberts". Colquhoun died, an alcoholic, in relative obscurity in London in 1962. MacBryde moved to Dublin, where he was killed in a traffic accident in 1966. Their friend Anthony Cronin describes them with respect and affection in his memoir Dead as Doornails. An old BBC black & white documentary film exists, of the two Roberts made by Ken Russell in the 1950's showing them painting together in Suffolk.

Timeline & Places:

• December 20, 1914: born.

• 1930s: attended Glasgow School of Art, 167 Renfrew St, Glasgow G3 6RQ, Regno Unito

• 1941: lived at Bedford Gardens Studios, 77 Bedford Gardens, Kensington, London W8 7EG, Regno Unito, sharing with Robert MacBryde

• September 20, 1962: died.


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