Norman Orr artist

We go north, today, to Edinburgh, Scotland to visit artist #NormanOrr (1924-1993). Orr was born in Edinburgh and was one of Scotland’s leading wildlife artists. He began his artistic life as an engraver of glass. He enlisted in the Marines for WWII and afterwards joined #EdinburghCrystal as a designer and engraver. He worked there until he turned 40 when he went back to school, originally, to study glass engraving but switched early on to drawing and painting. Even so, by 1960 he was one of the Europe’s finest glass engravers. His exquisite glasswork found its way into the hands of royalty and collections around the world. Orr worked almost exclusively on private commission and very rarely exhibited his works.

Foal – watercolour with highlight by Norman Orr @ 1969

I picked up this lovely piece earlier this week. A very nicely executed artwork showing a very young foal finding it’s legs for the first time. You can see why Orr was so highly regarded.

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