GEIKIE, Walter
(b. 1795, Edinburgh, d. 1837, Edinburgh)


Scottish painter and printmaker. Born in Edinburgh the son of a pharmacist, Walter Geikie was struck by a fever which left him deaf and dumb before his second birthday. In 1812 he enrolled in the Trustees Academy, having previously studied drawing. Three years later he first exhibited his work at the Edinburgh Exhibition Society. Geikie later exhibited regularly at the Royal Institution and the Scottish Academy of which he became an Associate in 1831 and an academician in 1834. Largely remembered for his etchings, Walter Geikie's Etchings Illustrative of Scottish Character and Scenery was published in 1841, three years after his death.