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UK: Walter Geikie

UK: Walter Geikie Edinburgh, Scotland

Aged only two,Walter Geikie (1795 - 1837) was struck by an illness that left him deaf. A talented draughtsman, he enrolled in the Trustees’ Academy in 1812, where he advanced under the guidance of John Graham, David Wilkie’s former master.

Geikie’s real success and satisfaction lay in drawing directly from life, although he was also a capable painter and etcher. His favoured subjects were the simple, congenial people of everyday Edinburgh life, often interspersed with elements of the ridiculous that verge on caricature. 

Greyfriars Kirkyard
Greyfriars Place
Edinburgh, EH1 2QQ, UK