EXTENSIVE LANDSCAPE NEAR BIGGAR, LANARKSHIREWITH CATTLE BY A STREAM
WILLIAM ARTHUR LAURIE CARRICK 1879 - 1964 Oil on canvas 27 x 36 ¼ inches Framed size 38 x 46 ¾ inches Signed
Carrick was born on 6 June 1879 at 104 Buccleuch Street Glasgow. He was articled to John Burnet Son & Campbell in September 1896. Also at this time he was attending the Glasgow School of Art and West of Scotland Technical College. He continued training as an architect and stayed at Burnets office for eight years, taking one year off to travel to Australia.He commenced independent practice at 21 Hope Street, Glasgow in May 1909.He was elected LRIBA in the mass intake of 20 July 1911, proposed by John Bennie Wilson and the Glasgow Institute of Architects. By this time he had moved to 219 St Vincent Street. Carrick exhibited his work frequently at art exhibitions including the Glasgow Institute, Dundee, Ayr and London. These were paintings of landscapes, coastal and beach scenes. Carrick closed his practice in 1915 probably due to the war service. In 1919 he started a new practice in Biggar, Lanarkshire but continued to paint and exhibit his oil paintings until late in his life.
Bibl: Dictionary of Scottish Painters P. Harris & J. Halsby