Geddes, Andrew a reputable Scotch portrait painter, was born at Edinburgh about 1789, and. was early instructed in the art in the academy there. In 1814 he visited London. About 1825 he was elected an associate of the Royal Academy, and in 1828 visited Italy, Germany, and France. On his return he painted an altar-piece for the Church of St. James at Garlic Hill; also a picture of Christ and the Samaritan Woman. He died in 1844. See Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.