William McTaggart (1835-1910) was a Scottish landscape and marine painter who was influenced by Impressionism. He moved to Edinburgh at the age of 16 and studied at the Trustees' Academy under Robert Scott Lauder. He won several prizes as a student and exhibited his work in the Royal Scottish Academy, becoming a full member of the Academy in 1870. His early works were mainly figure paintings, often of children, but he later turned to land and marine art specifically seascape painting, inspired by his childhood love of the sea and the rugged, Atlantic-lashed west coast of his birth. He is regarded as one of the great interpreters of the Scottish landscape and is often labelled the "Scottish Impressionist".
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