“He dipped his brush in light and air” – Sir John Lavery
A Private Collection of paintings by Scottish artist Alexander Jamieson are to be sold at Tennants Auctioneers. Comprising thirty-eight paintings, the collection having been put together by an enthusiastic admirer over many years. The first tranche of works will be sold in the Modern & Contemporary Art Sale on 17th October, which includes ‘Palmas’, on offer with an estimate of £700-1,000 plus buyer’s premium. Further works will be offered in the Traditional Pictures Sale on 14th November.
Alexander Jamieson (1873-1937) was born in Glasgow, and trained at the Haldane Academy, now part of the Glasgow School of Art. In 1898 Jamieson won a scholarship to spend a year in Paris, which proved a formative experience that would influence his work for the rest of his life and spark an abiding love for France. In Paris Jamieson was exposed to the work of the Impressionists, many of whom he met. The young artist adopted their techniques, and he evolved a style that would span his career. Jamieson’s work was characterised by this preference for painting en plein air, working wet-into-wet with bold, bravura brushstrokes to capture the transient nature of light.