(b Greenock, Strathclyde, 15 Feb 1913; d nr Bath, 28 Dec 1989). Painter of Irish and Scottish descent. He spent his childhood in Scotland and from 1924 at Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh. His Irish father, a house- and sign-painter, arranged for him to take lessons from an art teacher at Enniskillen, who introduced him at the age of 14 to the work of Cézanne, Modigliani, Picasso and Derain. He completed his studies from 1928 to 1931 at Belfast College of Art and from 1931 to 1935 at the Royal Academy Schools in London.