George Fiddes Watt
|Born||15 February 1873|
|Died||22 November 1960|
|Education||Gray's School of Art|
Royal Scottish Academy
|Known for||Portrait painting, engraving|
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|Elected||Royal Society of Arts|
George Fiddes Watt (15 February 1873 – 22 November 1960) was a Scottish portrait painter and engraver.
Watt studied art at Gray's School of Art, Edinburgh and the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh. He was elected to the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) in 1924 and received an honorary LL.D. degree from the University of Aberdeen in 1955.
Watt was sculpted by Henry Snell Gamley in 1912, Watt's son Albert having been sculpted by Gamley four years previously. A bronze statue of Watt by Thomas Bayliss Huxley-Jones, made in 1942, is in Aberdeen.
Watt's large output includes paintings of many the famous people of his time in Britain. An exception among the many portraits is a landscape, J. P. Inverarity Mauled by a Lioness, Somaliland .
Watt's work was exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1906 to 1930. His portrait of his mother is in the Tate Gallery's collection.
His third son, Alexander Stuart Watt (1909–1967) was a journalist based in Paris. Alastair Fiddes Watt (b. 1954) is also a landscape painter.
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