21. Jock McFadyen RA
Medium: oil, acrylic and mixed media on board
Execution date: 2019
Dimensions: 76 x 65 cm unframed
Inscription: signed on front
£7,000 - 10,000
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Jock McFadyen was born in Paisley in 1950 and moved to England aged 15 in 1966. He gained his BA and MA from Chelsea School of Art which he attended from 1973 - 1977.
His first solo show was held at the Acme Gallery in London in 1978. Since then he has had over 40 solo exhibitions including The National Gallery (residency show), Camden Arts Centre, Imperial War Museum, Manchester Art Gallery, Kelvingrove Glasgow, Talbot Rice (Edinburgh Festival) and Pier Art Centre (St Magnus Festival). His work has been included in a great many mixed exhibitions in the UK and abroad including John Moores, Hayward Annual and The British Art Show.
In 1981 McFadyen was appointed Artist in Residence at The National Gallery London and in 1991 McFadyen he designed sets and costumes for Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s last ballet, The Judas Tree, at The Royal Opera House Covent Garden.
McFadyen was elected to The Royal Academy in 2012 and in 2019 he was chief curator of that year’s Summer Exhibition.
McFadyen’s work is held in 40 public museum collections including Tate Gallery, National Gallery, V&A, British Museum and the Scottish Museum of Modern Art as well as many corporate and private collections in the UK and abroad.
McFadyen lives and works in London, Edinburgh and France.
Awards / Commissions
2012 Elected Royal Academician
1992 Designed sets and costumes for Kenneth MacMillan’s The Judas Tree, Royal Opera House
1991 Prize winner John Moores Liverpool Exhibition 17
1981 Artist in Residence at the National Gallery, London
1979 Arts Council Major Award
1978 Arts Council Award for film-making project
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