James Kay R.S.A., R.S.W. (1858 – 1942) was a Scottish painter notable for his paintings of the Clyde and Scottish landscapes. Below are James Kay paintings for sale painted in the impressionist style.
James Kay was born on the 22nd of October 1858 on the Isle of Arran in Scotland and trained at the Glasgow School of Art. Kay was strongly influenced by the impressionist style that emerged in France in the 1880s and went on to exibit at major exhibitions in Europe.
Kay would often paint shipping and a substantial number of paintings survive of shipping on the River Clyde. He also produced a number of works of French landscapes, some of which were painted plein air.
In 1906 Kay was elected to the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour (RSW) and in 1938 to the Royal Scottish Academy. Kay would typically use these acolades when signing his paintings which is useful for dating purposes.