Clark, Thomas (1820-1876) (DNB00)


CLARK, THOMAS (1820–1876), landscape painter, born in Whiteside, Stirlingshire, 14 Nov. 1820, son of William Clark, W.S., sheriff-substitute of Clackmannanshire, was educated at Dollar. In the course of his school days he sustained an injury to his shoulder, the effects of which crippled him through life. Having early resolved to become a painter, he prosecuted at Edinburgh the necessary studies.

Clark exhibited first at the Royal Scottish Academy when twenty years of age, and was elected an associate of the Academy in November 1865. At that period he resided at No. 11 Castle Street, Edinburgh. He painted both in water and oil colours; his subjects were chiefly scenes in Scotland, but were sometimes taken from localities south of the border. He was in the habit of wintering in the south, a few years before his death, which took place at Dundarach, Aberfoyle, 7 Oct. 1876. Among his better works may be mentioned, 'Waiting for the Ferry,' 'A Quiet Morning on Loch Awe,' 'Spring,' 'Summer,' and 'The Farm Yard, Woodside, Surrey.'

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