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David Fulton, 1848-1930

Nationality: Scottish
Date of Birth: 1848
Place of Birth: Parkhead, Glasgow
Date of Death: 1930
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Identity:

David Fulton was a Glasgow landscape, interior and figure painter and engraver.

Life:

Fulton studied at Glasgow School of Art. He was elected a member of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Water Colours in 1890. He was active in exhibiting between 1880 and 1929, showing at the Royal Academy, Dudley Gallery and Dowdeswell Gallery in London, as well as at the Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, Royal Scottish Academy, Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool and Manchester City Art Gallery.

In 1891 Fulton was amongst those Glasgow artists who appended his signature to a list of names petitioning the city of Glasgow to buy JW's Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 2: Portrait of Thomas Carlyle (YMSM 137) (#12326). In 1892 JW was approached by Mary Newton Mann about contributing a sketch to an album of watercolours and black and white drawings in order to raise 400 guineas for Queen Margaret College in Glasgow. Fulton was among those who had already promised his assistance (#03987).

Bibliography:

Johnson, J., and Anna Greutzner, Dictionary of British Artists 1880-1940, Woodbridge, 1980; McEwan, Peter, J. M., Dictionary of Scottish Art and Architecture, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1994.