"N.A., New York. b. Paisley, Scotland, 1822. Came to America in 1831. In early life painted panels in the establishment of a coach-maker in Albany, N.Y., but more artistic talent than was required for that occupation asserting itself, he became a portrait painter. Opened a studio in Albany, N.Y., in 1848, but settled in New York in 1853. " his pencil is alike chaste and living, true and tender, and many of his smaller landscapes are gems of quiet yet salient beauty. - Tuckerman, Book of the Artists." [P. 53.]
Catalogue of Works of Art in the Art Building of the Southern Exposition at Louisville, Ky. Prepared by Charles M. Kurtz. Published for the Art Committee by John P. Morton and Company, 1883.
Artist address: New York, New York.
Artist professional affiliation: National Academician.