Gates of Death, 1969 by John Bellany

This painting came to the Stirling Smith from the Scottish Arts Council Bequest of 1998. John Bellany, CBE, RA, (1942 – 2013) graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 1968. This picture is one of his earliest works, of which there are 128, in public collections in Britain. Throughout his

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Westward by Ian Campbell (1902 – 1983)

Keeping on the theme of ‘Stirling, the Artists’ Town’, here is another example of a great work in the Stirling Smith’s collections by a Scottish artist who lived locally. iAN Campbell was born in Oban in 1902 and studied at Glasgow School of Art from 1921 to 1925, where he

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The Young Artists – James Robert Wallace Orr (1907-1992)

James Robert Wallace Orr (1907-1992) was a well-known Scottish artist who trained at the Glasgow School of Art, 1929-33. Apart from war service with the RAF, he earned his living as an artist, working in Glasgow, Kirkcudbright, Helensburgh and Prestwick. He spent the last ten years of his life at

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Helen Lamb,

The subject today is the ‘Glasgow Girl’ artist Helen Lamb (1893-1981) whose work gave colour and meaning to church services for several generations of worshippers in the Church of Scotland.  She studied at the Glasgow School of Art, and spent most of her working life in Dunblane, with a studio

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