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.
Borthwick View details
Borthwickc.1968pen and watercolourH:41cm W:51cm£6,250Borders Hillside View details
Borders Hillsideoil on canvasH:41cm W:58cm£7,950The Shore, Laide View details
The Shore, Laide1938watercolourH:56cm W:76cm£8,250The Sheep Pen on Meldons Road View details
The Sheep Pen on Meldons Road1956H:25cm W:34cm£3,500Evening, Arniston View details
Evening, Arnistonc. 1938WatercolourH:34cm W:54cm£3,250In Temple Cottage View details
In Temple Cottagec.1972watercolour and pencilH:51cm W:35.5cm£5,250Near Clovenfords View details
Near ClovenfordswatercolourH:24cm W:25cm£4,500Blyth Bridge View details