David Foggie (1878 - 1948)

Study of a Young Girl in a Green Dress with Yellow Floral Ornamentation, c.1920

SKU: 9883
Oil on panel Signed

Height – 49cm
Width – 36cm


The Artist’s Studio; private collection

Literature: Llewellyn, Sacha, and Paul Liss. Portrait of an Artist. Liss Llewellyn, 2021, p.109.

The model in this study is believed to be the future Mrs Foggie – she bears a strong resemblance to a later, more formal portrait of the artist’s wife in the collection of Dundee Art Gallery.

We are grateful to Matthew Jarron for his assistance.

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David Foggie
1878 - 1948

Painter born in Dundee who trained firstly in 1887 at Dundee College of Art, run by art master William Grubb. He furthered his studies in Antwerp, Paris and Florence before returning to Dundee. Foggie began his career as an artist in Leuchars and Dundee where he developed a close association with Stewart Carmichael, John Duncan and Alexander Grieve. In 1920 he went to Edinburgh to take up a part-time teaching appointment in the College of Art. He was elected RSW in 1918 RSA in 1930 and he was in 1932 Secretary of that society. Foggie took pleasure in painting members of the lower classes and some of his painting was extremely tasteful, beautifully harmonious in colour and conception, with fine draughtsmanship. Foggie exhibited at the RA, RSA, RSW, GI, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool and at the AAS. Examples of his works are in the collections of Aberdeen Art Gallery, Dundee Art Gallery, the City of Edinburgh Art Collection and Brodie Castle.

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David Foggie (1878 - 1948)
Study of a Young Girl in a Green Dress with Yellow Floral Ornamentation, c.1920