George Denholm Armour (1864-1949), Scottish

Animal painter and cartoonist, born at Waterside, Lanarkshire 1864, died in Wiltshire in 1949. Studied at the St. Andrew University and at the School of Art in Edinburgh and at the RSA School. Student of Robert Alexander (1840-1923). In 1910 he studied military equestrian procedures at the Spanish riding school in Vienna. Armour visited Macedonia during the Great War from 1917-1919 where he commanded the army’s remount depot in Thessaloniki. In this period, he made a series of drawings and watercolors of Aegean Macedonia landscapes and cityscapes, military and trench scenes and illustrations for British newspapers. A pastel drawing with a Salonika trench scene with a horse is in the private collection of the author and newspaper illustration for The Punch from 1917.
George Denholm Armour (1884 -1949), Horse and army camp, Salonica 1919, pastel
George Denholm Armour (1884 -1949), Horse and army camp, Salonica 1919, pastel
George Denholm Armour (1884 -1949), Newspaper illustration “Manners in Macedonia. Ladies First” 1917
George Denholm Armour (1884 -1949), Newspaper illustration “Manners in Macedonia. Ladies First” 1917

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Vlatko potpis s

This lexicon is a result of my 15 years long period of researching & documenting the personalities and the artworks of the foreign painters, sculptors, illustrators, and photographers having visited different spots of the geographic territory of Macedonia, there having created works of art there over a 100-years long period i.e. between 1850-1950. Their presence and artwork in the Macedonian milieus represent a notable cultural heritage to the international linkage of the ethnic Macedonians as well as to all the ethnicities living in the picturesque territory of Macedonia and the cultures of modern-day countries spread over parts of the geographic territory of Macedonia. Witnessing the artistic contributions of the foreign artist, we are proud of their Macedonia-themed creative works and experiences. I believe that their artworks, having been inspired and created over the vast region of Macedonia, unite us all in these challenging times, and under the facts and the values of the artistic beauty.

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