School of Art

Contact Details

School of Art
Aberystwyth University
Buarth Mawr
SY23 1NG

Tel: +44 (0)1970 622460

Fax: +44 (0)1970 622461


Display artist/maker:

James McBey

Born: 1883, UK, Scotland, Aberdeenshire, Newburgh   Died: 1959, Morocco

Painter and printmaker. Illegitimate son of a farmer. A self-taught artist who produced some of his earliest etchings by using his mother's mangle as a press. He worked in a bank until 1910 the year he made his first trip to Holland where he etched many scenes. During the First World War he was appointed an Official War Artist working with a camel patrol in Egypt. His etchings were highly regarded and fetched high prices during the 1920s. He settled in Morocco in the 1930s where he remained except for a period in America during the early 1940s. He produced etchings of landscapes, often with low, flat horizons, in a sketchy, economical line

Objects in the collections associated with this artist/maker

A Volendam Girl PR3040 Prints

Artist and Model PR3050 Prints

Newburgh PR1715 Prints

Repairing a Barge PR3044 Prints

Sotto Portico, Venice PR3053 Prints

The Critic PR3051 Prints

The Doorway PR3054 Prints

The Passing Gondola PR3052 Prints

The Pianist PR3047 Prints

The Sniper PR3048 Prints