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Two landscape oil paintings on canvas by J R Wallace Orr, 1938




J R Wallace Orr



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Two landscape oil paintings on canvas by J R Wallace Orr, 1938, both showing Scottish coastal scenes with labels on the reverse from ‘Pearson and Westergaard Ltd, Fine Art Dealers, 28 West Nile Street, Glasgow, CI’ one titled ‘Ocharton Bay’ and the other’ Auchencairn Bay’, both signed ‘J R Wallace Orr 1938’. Scottish.  Can be purchased individually or as a pair.  

James Robert Wallace Orr (1907 – 1992) attended the Glasgow School of Art and gained a diploma from the Royal College of Art in 1933.  He became a well-known painter, printmaker and teacher at the Glasgow Academy until his retirement in 1967.  During the war he served in the London Fire Brigade in the Blitz and then as  a rear gunner in Lancasters, winning the Distinguished Flying Cross. He exhibited at the Royal Academy, the Royal Scottish Academy and the Royal Glasgow Institute of  The Fine Arts.  Orr was also a skilled engraver and his work is represented in the City of London, the Guildhall Gallery, Glasgow and the University of Stirling and elsewhere.

Exhibitions – Theses Wallace Orr paintings were part of a single artist show at Pearson and Westergaard. Please see below the newspaper clipping. It was titled “Pictures of Galloway” and ran concurrently with the RSA show in 1938.

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