Sir Alexander Walker

Alexander Walker (1869-1950) was the grandson of the founder of John Walker & Sons, whiskey blenders, of which firm he was managing director. He was made Sir Alexander in 1920 and lived at Piersland House in Troon. He was closely involved in the local community both in Troon and Kilmarnock, giving great assistance to many charities, and serving on Ayr County Council. Being very interested in the arts, he encouraged many young artists like Robert Colquhoun. He was particularly generous to the Dick Institute, and many of the most important paintings in the museum's collections were donated by him.

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