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John Maclauchlan Milne


St Tropez, c.1926

oil on board
H:33cm W:40cm
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John Maclauchlan Milne

Born: 1885
Place of Birth: Edinburgh
Died: 1957

Milne is often referred to as the fifth Scottish Colourist and indeed his work and life have strong connections to his better known contemporaries. It is his French work, however, which makes the clear link with Peploe, Hunter and Cadell. He married a Frenchwoman and lived for some time at Lavardin (Loir et Cher) famed as one of the most beautiful villages in France but it is his Paris scenes made in the twenties and his many visits to the south which produced his best paintings. He was in Cassis in 1924 at the same time as Peploe and Cadell and travelled along the coast as far as St Raphael. Like Fergusson he enjoyed a long, productive life and his many paintings of the hills and harbours of Arran, where he moved at the outset of the War are a distinct and important legacy.

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