Charles Martin Hardie
Charles Martin Hardie 1858-1916 ARSA 1886, RSA 1895
Born East Linton , he studied at the RSA Schools, he became popular for his pictures of Scottish life, and also painted delightful rural scenes and on ccasion portraits.
His work “The Friendly Critics” which was exhibited in the RSA in 1883 caused a stir at the time as it depicted a rare look into the bohemian life at Hardies Picardy Place studio in Edinburgh. The work featured Hardie himself together with other including fellow artists Robert Noble and George Whitton Johnstone.