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Milne, John Maclauchlan

John Maclauchlan Milne (1885-1957) was a painter of landscapes and coastal scenes in oils and watercolours, born in Edinburgh, the son of Joseph Milne under whom he studied. 

He spent some years of his early life working as a cowboy in Canada before returning to study in Scotland. During World War I he served with the Royal Flying Corps and between 1919 and 1932 he made regular visits to France and met with Scottish Colourists Peploe and Cadell who influenced his later work. 

Maclauchlan Milne moved to High Corrie on Arran, were he lived with his second wife until his death in 1957. 

He exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy, Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool and in New York. 

He was elected to the Royal Scottish Academy in 1937.  His work is in the collections of Aberdeen Art Gallery, McLean Museum and Art Gallery, Greenock and Museums Sheffield. A Centenary exhibition of his work was held at Dundee Art Gallery in 1985 and a retrospective exhibition was held at Portland Gallery in 2010.


John Maclauchlan Milne by Thomas Hewlett, Emily Johnston and Philip Long. Published by Portland Gallery, 2010. ISBN: 9780956572004.

John MacLauchlan Milne, 1885-1957 by Clara Young. Catalogue of an exhibition held at and published by Dundee Art Gallery, 1985.


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