Scottish artist best known for his military, historical, and romantic paintings. Acclaimed for his illustrations of the Boer War in South Africa for the Illustrated London News.
He attended the Royal Scottish Academy, studying art and winning many awards along the way. He also studied in Spain and France.
His famous military-themed paintings included "To the memory of brave men: The last stand of Major Allan Wilson at the Shangani, 4 December 1893," first exhibited in 1896, and "The Charge of the 21st Lancers at Omdurman" from 1900.
His father was a postmaster at Leith. He married and had three children.
He and fellow painter Jack Vettriano were both born in Scotland.