Sir William GilliesCBE, RSA, RA, PPRSW Born: 1898
Place of Birth: Haddington
Sir William Gillies is still highly underrated in Modern British terms. Born in Haddington, he trained and taught at Edinburgh College of Art, and did the latter as principal. He was a great influence on many of the next generation of the Edinburgh School. He himself studied in Paris with Andre Lhote and absorbed, variously, the work of Munch, Matisse, Braque and Bonnard. Still life and landscape oils tend to be composed studio pieces of subtle complexity. Watercolours are lyrically observed renderings of the Scottish Borders based on decisive pencil or pen drawings or for larger works, executed alla prima. Gillies had a long and fruitful relationship with The Scottish Gallery which continues in the secondary market.
We are actively looking for artwork by William Gillies, if you have any works you are interested in selling please contact The Gallery.
In Temple Cottage View details
In Temple Cottagec.1972watercolour and pencilH:51cm W:35.5cm£5,250Arthur's Seat from Temple View details
Arthur's Seat from Temple1962watercolour and inkH:25.5cm W:35.5cm£3,250Near Clovenfords View details
Near ClovenfordswatercolourH:24cm W:25cm£4,500Two Old Gateways, Fife View details
Two Old Gateways, Fife1937ink drawingH:50cm W:63cm£3,850Blyth Bridge View details
Blyth Bridge1956watercolourH:26cm W:23cm£4,500The Pentlands View details
The Pentlandsc. 1936oil on canvasH:27cm W:38cm£6,000Meldon Hills View details
Meldon Hills1956pencil and watercolourH:24cm W:35cm£5,250Near Burnhouse View details