John Duncan (1866-1945) was born in Dundee and studied at the Dundee School of Art from an early age. He was a great experimenter with techniques and much of his work is in tempera. His subject-matter was rooted in the Celtic Revival and the Pre-Raphaelite tradition, but there is a certain graphical quality which sets it apart from his contemporaries and likens it to Art Nouveau. While the subject matter is thoroughly Celtic Revival, he is generally referred to as a Symbolist.
Saint Bride, as she is usually referred to in Scotland, is also known as Saint Bridgit, Saint Brigid of Kildare, or Brigid of Ireland. She probably lived from about 451 to about 525. She was an Irish nun and abbess who became one of the patron saints of Ireland and had many Scottish churches dedicated to her.
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