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Fairbairn; Thomas (1820-1885); Artist

Name authority Item Type Metadata

Surname

Fairbairn

Forename(s)

Thomas

Birth Date

1820

Death Date

1885

Occupation

Artist

Biographical Text

Fairbairn was born in Glasgow and worked as a shop-lad at the dyers Brand & Mollison. His art education consisted of three months of evening classes, after which he rented a room at Exchange Place in Edinburgh, where he became a successful painter. After this he removed to West Regent Street, Glasgow, and in 1850 left Glasgow for Hamilton, where he resided until his death. Whilst living in Hamilton, he produced many watercolours of Cadzow Forest, a popular haunt of Scottish landscape-painters. He is most well known for his sketches of old houses and localities around Glasgow, which were published in lithographic form by the publishers Miller & Buchanan.

Fairbairn; Thomas (1820-1885); Artist

Name authority Item Type Metadata

Surname

Fairbairn

Forename(s)

Thomas

Birth Date

1820

Death Date

1885

Occupation

Artist

Biographical Text

Fairbairn was born in Glasgow and worked as a shop-lad at the dyers Brand & Mollison. His art education consisted of three months of evening classes, after which he rented a room at Exchange Place in Edinburgh, where he became a successful painter. After this he removed to West Regent Street, Glasgow, and in 1850 left Glasgow for Hamilton, where he resided until his death. Whilst living in Hamilton, he produced many watercolours of Cadzow Forest, a popular haunt of Scottish landscape-painters. He is most well known for his sketches of old houses and localities around Glasgow, which were published in lithographic form by the publishers Miller & Buchanan.

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“Fairbairn; Thomas (1820-1885); Artist,” Heritage, accessed May 27, 2019, https://heritage.rcpsg.ac.uk/items/show/1196.