David McClure (1926 – 1998)
Oil on paper, laid down on board. Framed (and glazed) with artist's signature and title etc. Provenance history labels on the reverse.
Signed: D. McClure
Frame size is 38 x 45 cm. Image size is 22 x 29 cm.
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The frame comes free with this artwork. Any damage in transit to the frame / mount / picture glass will not be subject to any refunds, discounts or re-framing costs from us.
The picture is behind glass - so please overlook any reflections in my photographs - the actual picture is in lovely condition, ready to hang for display.
David McClure was born in Lochwinnoch. He studied at Edinburgh Art College where Anne Redpath, William Gilles and John Maxwell were all major influences on his work. During the war, McClure became a 'Bevin Boy’, working in the coalmines - that at the time strongly influenced his work. He graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in the early 1950s where he was a contemporary of Elizabeth Blackadder, John Houston and David Michie.
McClure taught part-time at Edinburgh College of Art from 1953 to 1955. He was awarded the College’s Andrew Grant Fellowship, which allowed him to paint full-time for two years, part of which he spent in Sicily. Like his friend Alberto Morrocco, he was a frequent visitor to Europe, travelling in Spain and Italy and capturing the sun and light of these countries in his use of strong Mediterranean colours.
In 1957 McClure joined the teaching staff of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee, where he was Head of Painting from 1983 until he retired two years later. During his career, he exhibited widely in the UK and Europe and his work is very much sought after.
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