Born 1903, William MacTaggart was the grandson of the 19th century landscape painter William MacTaggart. Like his grandfather, he pursued landscape painting but adopted a rich and colourful palette inspired by Fauve artists and Expressionist painters such as the Norwegian, Edvard Munch. After the war years, MacTaggart regularly stayed each summer at Orry-la-Ville, about twenty miles north of Paris. ‘Cornfield Pontarme’ is one of a series of paintings of corn ready for harvesting dating from these and subsequent years. Died 1981.