John Murray Thomson
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John Murray Thomson 1885-1974 – R.S.A , R.S.W , PS.S.A
Thomson studied at the Edinburgh School of Art , where he received a Carnegie travelling scholarship in the R.S.A. He travelled to Paris where he further studied at the Academie Julian. During his travels he took up employment at several Zoos, enabling him to closely study the animals. On his return to Edinburgh he was appointed a member of staff at the Edinburgh College of Art where he taught animal painting and drawing for 11 years. Murray is particularly well know as a painter in oils and watercolours of animals and birds in their natural settings.
His works have been exhibited at numerous prestigious galleries including R.S.A, R.S.W , R.A , G.I ,