History of Leith, Edinburgh

February 22, 2005

Robert Gavin

Robert Gavin
Robert Gavin was born in Leith in 1827,his father was Peter Gavin who was a merchant, he never married. Educated at the Leith High School and later studied drawing at the Trustees Academy in Edinburgh. By 1855 he was a ARSA and in 1868-69 went to America and the continent. By 1873 he was living in Tangiers and painted negro subjects. By 1879 he became a RSA. He died in 1883 at Newhaven and was buried in Warriston Cemetery.

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