- Also known as
primary name: Muirhead, David
- individual; painter/draughtsman; British; Male
- Life dates
- Painter of landscapes and figure subjects; born in Edinburgh, son of an architect and master builder, younger brother of the artist, John Muirhead; educated at the Trustees' School Edinburgh and moved to London in 1894 to study at the Westminster School of Art under Fred Brown (q.v.); exhibited extensively including the Royal Academy from 1895 (elected ARA 1920), New English Art Club from 1896 (member 1900) Royal Watercolour Society (Associate 1924), Royal Society of British Artists, and at commercial galleries: Colnaghi's, Grosvenor, Cooling, Chenil and Goupil galleries; retrospecive exhibition at the Chenil Gallery, 1907; founder member of the National Portrait Society; represented at the Venice Biennale, 1914, 1928 and 1930; taught at Liverpool University School of Art. His work is held in many Scottish and British collections including: Kirkless Museum and Gallery, Glasgow Museums, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, Tate Gallery, London.
- Frank W. Gibson: ‘David Muirhead, Landscape and Figure Painter’ Studio, LVII, 1912
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin: 'The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture', London 1964, II