Info sought on work and life of local artist

Members of Kirriemuir Heritage Trust are hoping readers may be able to help them dig up some information on a painting that has come into their hands.'As you can see, the painting is of three or more homes thought to be in the Kirriemuir or the Angus glens area.'It is the work of an Andrew Bennett away back in 1918.'David Orr of Kirriemuir Heritage Trust explains that very little is known about the artist or his work.''We know that an Andrew Bennett has signed the painting and dated it in 1918, that he married an Isobel Ogilvy and probably lived locally,' explains Mr Orr.''We also know that the Ogilvys farmed at Caddam, before Ed Weighton took over in 1932.''The Trust members are keen to find out more. ''We would like to learn a little more about Andrew Bennett and his paintings,' adds Mr Orr.''Also, we would like to pinpoint the hamlet on this particular painting.''There looks to be three, or perhaps more, houses in a cluster, but is it somewhere near Kirriemuir or perhaps deeper into the Angus glens?''If an
Members of Kirriemuir Heritage Trust are hoping readers may be able to help them dig up some information on a painting that has come into their hands.'As you can see, the painting is of three or more homes thought to be in the Kirriemuir or the Angus glens area.'It is the work of an Andrew Bennett away back in 1918.'David Orr of Kirriemuir Heritage Trust explains that very little is known about the artist or his work.''We know that an Andrew Bennett has signed the painting and dated it in 1918, that he married an Isobel Ogilvy and probably lived locally,' explains Mr Orr.''We also know that the Ogilvys farmed at Caddam, before Ed Weighton took over in 1932.''The Trust members are keen to find out more. ''We would like to learn a little more about Andrew Bennett and his paintings,' adds Mr Orr.''Also, we would like to pinpoint the hamlet on this particular painting.''There looks to be three, or perhaps more, houses in a cluster, but is it somewhere near Kirriemuir or perhaps deeper into the Angus glens?''If an

Members of Kirriemuir Heritage Trust are hoping readers may be able to help them dig up some information on a painting that has come into their hands.

As you can see, the painting is of three or more homes thought to be in the Kirriemuir or the Angus glens area.

It is the work of an Andrew Bennett away back in 1918.

David Orr of Kirriemuir Heritage Trust explains that very little is known about the artist or his work.

“We know that an Andrew Bennett has signed the painting and dated it in 1918, that he married an Isobel Ogilvy and probably lived locally,” explains Mr Orr.

“We also know that the Ogilvys farmed at Caddam, before Ed Weighton took over in 1932.”

The Trust members are keen to find out more.

“We would like to learn a little more about Andrew Bennett and his paintings,” adds Mr Orr.

“Also, we would like to pinpoint the hamlet on this particular painting.

“There looks to be three, or perhaps more, houses in a cluster, but is it somewhere near Kirriemuir or perhaps deeper into the Angus glens?”

If any reader can supply information, then the “Dispatch” and “Herald” would like to hear from them.

Contact our editorial team on 01307 464899 or e-mail news@forfardispatch.com with any details you can provide, and perhaps we can piece together the tale of Andrew Bennett and identify the buildings featured in the painting.