Murray McNeel Caird Urquhart

Murray Urquhart was born in Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland in 1880. His training was quite varied and extensive. He studied at the Edinburgh School of art, then at the Slade, and then moved to the Westminster School of Art where he was tutored by Walter Sickert. Then the Academie Julian under Jean Paul Laurens.

The painting we have exhibited is in superb untouched condition, surely his finest portrait of an angelic beauty.

You can read about Murray’s life in a book entitled ‘My Father Murray Urquhart’ by his son Sir Brian Urquhart KCMG, MBE former under Secretary General of the United Nations.