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William Stewart MacGeorge ( 1861 - 1931)
William Stewart MacGeorge was born in Castle Douglas on 1st April 1861 and the son of a shoemaker. He first studied at the local Free Church school along with his friend, the writer Samuel Rutherford Crockett (1859–1914). In 1880 MacGeorge continued his studies at the Trustees Academy in Edinburgh with fellow Galloway boys Edward Atkinson Hornel (1864-1933) and Thomas Bromley Blacklock (1863-1903); whilst there he shared lodgings with Crockett at St. Leonard Street. He was a dedicated student and won prizes during his 2nd and 3rd years, as well as exhibiting at the RSA.