Robert Frier

Robert Frier RSA (1855–1912) was a Scottish artist. He specialised in landscapes.

62 Queen Street, Edinburgh


He was born in Edinburgh in 1855.[1] His father also Robert was a draper with a shop on the Lawnmarket in the Old Town and living at Ratcliffe Terrace in the South Side.[2] As there is a Robert Frier exhibiting at the Royal Scottish Academy from 1853 this may indicate that his father also had artistic talent. His older brother Henry (Harry) Frier (1849-1921) was also an artist.[3]

In 1880 he was living in a flat at 62 Queen Street, Edinburgh.[4]

By 1890 he is living in a much larger house at 108 George Street and is listed as a "landscape artist and teacher of drawing and painting".[5]

By 1895 he has left Edinburgh, possibly to live with his brother Henry in London.

Known WorksEdit

  • Stormy Highland Scene with Fishermen
  • Scottish Landscape with Stick Gatherer
  • Boat on a Canal with Trees
  • Two Figures on a Bridge
  • Scottish River Scene
  • On the Lochside near Luss
  • In the Leny Glen


  1. ^ "Robert Frier | Art Auction Results".
  2. ^ Edinburgh Post Office Directory 1855
  3. ^ "Creech St Michael - About - Hall of Fame - Harry Frier".
  4. ^ Edinburgh Post Office Directory 1880
  5. ^ Edinburgh Post Office Directory 1890