Tom Robertson, ROI, RBA (1850-1947) was a well known
landscape and marine painter in oil, pastel and
watercolour. Born in Glasgow. He
studied at Glasgow School of Art and in Paris under
Robertson exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy from 1888
and at the principal London
galleries from 1889. He
won a gold medal at the Munich Exhibition, received an Hon.
Mention at the
Paris Salon 1904, and a gold medal at Nantes 1910.
In 1898 he visited
Morocco, where he painted in the
south of the country and in the Atlas Mountains. He also
worked in Venice and
extensively along the Bay of Biscay and the River Loire.
Elected a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters 1912
having previously been a member of the Royal Society of
in London and in
retirement at Eastbourne in Sussex. He also had a studio
near to Nantes in western France.