Robert Henderson Blyth, ‘Landscape’, ca. 1968, The Scottish Gallery

Robert Henderson Blyth, known universally as Bobby Blyth, was a painter’s painter, much admired and warmly remembered by his fellow professionals. In the post-War years he shared with his mentor William Gillies a link with English neo-romanticism, to Piper, John Nash and Christopher Wood. In the later sixties however he moved on to a more overtly modern vision, strongly abstract, richly worked relating to the Tachists, closer to MacTaggart now than Gillies. His subject is drawn from the Aberdeenshire countryside but is less specific and as much about the paint as the view.

Signature: signed lower left

About Robert Henderson Blyth

Scottish, 1919-1970, Glasgow, United Kingdom, based in Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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