Alexander Brownlie Docharty
1862 – 1940
Alexander Docharty took up painting at the age of 20 after studying part time at Glasgow School of Art. His working life began as a calico designer much as George Houston’s career began in the design of patterns and art work for the linoleum industry. Docharty later studied in Paris and made many trips across the continent often returning to Venice.
He painted mainly in oils but was an accomplished watercolourist. His work is always well composed and he was particularly adept at portraying the colour in the landscape of Scotland even under dull and cloudy skies.