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On the Retiral of John McLeod, Senior Guardsman, Wick Railway Station by Ian Scott, 1985


Creator: UoD_Museums on 20 Oct 2011, 3:06 p.m.

Originally from Wick, Scott graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College with first class honours in 1985, and was highly commended in his following postgraduate year. After a series of successful exhibitions and teaching posts, he is now Professor of Art at Baltimore, USA. His paintings have become highly collectable since pop star David Bowie purchased one in 2001.

The College has several of Scott’s highly distinctive student works, most of which were included in a recent retrospective exhibition in his home town Wick. All of them comprise large-scale heads like this, with surreal details hidden in the features.

The painting was acquired for the Duncan of Jordanstone College Collection in 1985.