Robert MacBryde

British, b.1913, d.1966

Woman At Table

  • Presented by Mr Rex Nan Kivell, 1953
  • Lithograph
  • 440 x 345mm
  • 94/231
  • 1948

In 1947 Robert MacBryde and his close companion Robert Colquhoun stayed at the Miller’s Press in Lewes. Woman at Table is one of the lithographs they were each commissioned to produce during this period. From 1932 to 1937 MacBryde studied at the Glasgow School of Art, where he met Colquhoun, his lifelong lover. After the Second World War they settled in London and became leading figures in contemporary British art. Both MacBryde and Colquhoun were heavy drinkers and alcoholism eventually not only affected to their reputations, but also contributed to their early deaths.