McLEAN, Bruce

Bruce McLean  Scottish 1944-

Bruce McLean, a painter,sculptor and print maker. Bruce McLean is one of the major figures of contemporary British Art. He was born in 1944 , in  Glasgow and attended Glasgow School of Art. He moved to London and continued his studies at St. Martin’s in London. In 1985 he was awarded the John Moore’s painting prize. After his studies at St.Martins he began teaching at the Slade School of Art,and became head of graduate painting between 2001-2010.

He has obtained international recognition for his paintings and prints, work with film, theatre and books. Bruce’s bold and confident approach to print making and the wit evident therein proved influential to his contemporaries and also to a generation of younger artists.

Bruce’s work is in private and public collections world wide, and he has had numerous one-man shows in both Europe and North America. These include The Tate Gallery, Modern Art Gallery in Vienna, the Arnolfini, and The Museum of Modern Art, Oxford.

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