The Caravanner

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Dundee, 1867-1950

The Caravanner, circa 1930
Oil on canvas

Presented 1987, part of The Orchar Collection
Museum number 272-1987-356

Carmichael began his training as an architect in Dundee, whilst attending evening art classes at the studio of Peter D. Lauder. Aged nineteen he moved to London where he worked for the publishing firm Alexander Strachan & Co. Between 1888 and 1891 Carmichael travelled and studied in Antwerp, Brussels, Paris and Siena before returning to Dundee.

Carmichael was intensely interested in Scottish literature and history. This was reflected in much of his early work which was influenced by the Symbolist movement of the late nineteenth-century, whose aim was to resolve the conflict between the material and the spiritual world. He also played an important part in the Celtic Revival Movement.

The Caravanner
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