Duncan McGregor Whyte, (1866-1953)
Duncan MacGregor Whyte was born in Oban, Argyll. He was a painter in oil and watercolour of portraits, landscapes and seascapes. Son of an Oban minister. He trained in Glasgow, Antwerp and Paris.
First became known for his portrait paintng for which he travelled widely when undertaking commissions. During his overseas visits, he often portrayed figures enjoying sunlit beaches. Although largely overlooked during his life, these warm, airy scenes have become increasingly popular since the contents of his two studios, at Oban and Tiree, appeared in the Glasgow salerooms in the 1970s.