John Maguire was an Eaglesham artist who worked in oils and watercolours. A collection of his paintings, consisting of 33 oil paintings and 9 watercolours, was donated to East Renfrewshire's heritage collection by the grandson of the artist, Mr Russell Maguire in the 1990's.
It is thought that the date of the paintings range from 1900 to 1911. The paintings are mainly of local areas in and around Eaglesham, scenes of the countryside, the River Clyde, Waterfoot, portraits and still lifes.
The collection includes one photograph which you can see on the right here, taken by his son for a photography competition which he won. It shows the artist on the left of the photo with his daughter and wife on the right.
Little is known about John Maguire, however, what is known is that he lived with his wife and daughter, Annie, in Eaglesham and had two sons: Russell Maguire, who it is thought went to Glasgow School of Art and died in his mid-forties around 1945; and Jack Maguire, who was killed in the First World War and whose name is on the memorial tablet outside Eaglesham Parish Church.