AN artist whose pictures of animals were for years among the most promising features of the annual exhibition at the Glasgow Institute of Fine arts, Mr. Pirie removed some years ago to Sussex, but he must still be looked on as a Glasgow artist. The particular bent of his art studies was acquired in Glasgow Cattle Market, where he found vast interest in studying and sketching the animals brought for sale. He received his education at Glasgow Academy and Glasgow University, where he graduated M.A. Then he studied painting at the Slade School, and in Paris under M.M. Boulanger and Lefebre, and Fremiet the sculptor. After working in Scotland for several years, chiefly at animal subjects, he went to Texas in 1892. On that side of the Atlantic his work is represented in the permanent collections at St. Louis and Buffalo. During his Texan expedition he worked in a new method - painting in oils on paper, with much success. Among his more important pictures are "Weariness," a study of a dog in its kennel, and "The Chase," a presentment of a cock in eager pursuit of a mouse.

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