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Alexander Brownlie Docharty, 1862-1940

Nationality: Scottish
Date of Birth: 1862
Place of Birth: Glasgow?
Date of Death: 1940
Place of Death:

Identity:

Alexander Brownlie Docharty was a Glasgow painter.

Life:

Docharty, who specialised in landscape painting, exhibited between 1880 and 1940 at the Royal Academy, Royal Society of Painters in Water Colours, Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Water Colours, Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool and Manchester City Art Gallery, as well as at the New English Art Club, a group with which JW exhibited in 1888. Docharty was among those Glasgow painters who in 1891 appended their names to a list requesting that the Corporation of Glasgow buy Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 2: Portrait of Thomas Carlyle (YMSM 137) (#12326).

Bibliography:

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