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Charles Murray (1894 - 1954)

Painter and printmaker whose work sometimes has religious overtones. Born in Aberdeen, Murray studied at Glasgow School of Art for about three years from around 19o8. From 1918-22 he served in Russia, then won a Prix de Rome for etching which enabled him to work at the British School there, 1922-5. Among Murray's wide travels was a visit with an archaeological expedition to Iceland. Had first one-man show at Leicester Galleries in 1946, another following at Batley Art Gallery in 1950. Memorial exhibition at Temple Newsam House, Leeds, 1955, and an Edinburgh International Festival show at The Merchant Company Hall in 1977. Tate Gallery and Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art hold his work. Died in London.