Mcintyre, Donald R.C.A
Born in Yorkshire 1923 but brought up in North West Scotland. Studied at Glasgow School of Art and under James Wright at Garelochhead and now lives in Wales. He has exhibited at the leading London Galleries, Royal Cambrian Academy, Galleries Racines, Brussels, Fosse Gallery & Thackeray Gallery. Subjects include continental street scenes and West Scotland Landscapes, in a strong post-impressionist style which shows the influence of 20th Century Scottish artist from Cadell through to Redpath and Philipson and Michie. His paintings are in the collections of H.R.H The Duke of Edinburgh, Williamson Art Gallery, Newport Art Gallery, Welsh Arts Council, National Library of Wales, Welsh Contamporary Art Society, Anglesey & Caernarvonshire Education Authorities, University of Wales, Dapartment of the Environment, British Steel Co, U.S.A Embassy, London and London University.ARRANGE VIEWING
- We at Collect Art are delighted to have for sale this truely wonderful acrylic on card painting by the highly collected artist Donald McIntyre. The painting titled 'Aldeburgh' can be seen in our gallery in Lymm, Cheshire. 'The influences and images of childhood are deep and lasting, and so it has been with Donald McIntyre for his boyhood was spent in the North West of Scotland among the blues of sea, sky and mountain and the rich green, saffron and umber of the small fields and hillsides. Here, unknowingly, his palette was formed and when in later life he came to Wales he viewed the landscape, not as a Welshman, but as a Scot who painted in the free exuberant spirit of his fellow countrymen and with a deep knowledge and appreciation of the best of European painting. Like so may Scottish artists, Donald McIntyre's work is happy and it has brought joy to many people since he started to paint professionally and for a living at the age of forty. It is strange to think that at one time he was an Educational Health Officer who was only able to paint in his spare time and between visits to schools in remote areas of North Wales. It must have been an act of great courage to give up an assured income in order to devote himself to his painting for he had a family for whom he had to provide; but Donald McIntyre has two great assets, an immense appetite for hard work and the perceptive eye of a sound draftsman. It is easy to see why he has succeeded for the spontaneous charm of his pictures and their unworried clarity make them eminently desirable. Mentally as well as professionally Donald McIntyre is a true artist.' Kyffin Williams R.A.
- We have this stunning Donald McIntyre oil painting available for sale in our gallery in Lymm, Cheshire. It is titled 'Collioure' and measures 40" x 22" Oil on Canvas laid on Board. Donald McIntyre was born in Leeds in 1923 of Scottish parents, and spent his childhood years in the west of Scotland. He studied painting under James Wright RSW developing a palette of the Scottish Colourist tradition at Garelochhead. Qualifying as a dentist in Glasgow, he served in the army and then worked for the school services. In the late 1940’s McIntyre moved to North Wales and at the age of 40 he left dentistry to make a living as a full time painter. He was a member of the Pastel Society, Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, Royal Society of Marine Artists and the Royal Cambrian Academy. He exhibited widely in London, Scotland, Wales and Europe and his work can be found in many public and private collections including The National Library of Wales, Newport Art Gallery, Welsh Arts Council, Welsh Contemporary Arts Society and Kirkaldy Museum and Art Gallery. He died in 2009.
- Donald McIntyre (1923-2009) 'Harbour Wall' 15" x 15" Oil on Board Signed available from Collect Art in Lymm, Cheshire