John G Crawford RSW RBA RI 2016-10-31T12:24:45+00:00

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John G Crawford grew up in a Scottish fishing Village near Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire and the landscapes and coastlines of the east coast of Scotland are the subjects of many of his paintings. He is considered one of the foremost realist painters in the UK and he was the Winner of The Hunting Major Art Award, London in 1983 for the Best Watercolour by a British Artist.

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1941 Born, Broadsea near Fraserburgh,
Aberdeenshire

1959-63 Studied at Gray’s School of Art,
Aberdeen

1962 Summer study in Paris

1963 Diploma of Art in
Drawing and Painting

1963 Summer study at Hospitalfield
College of Art, Arbroath

1963-64 The Postgraduate Scholarship in
Drawing and Painting,
Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen

1964 Post Graduate Diploma of Art,
awarded with Commendation

1964-65 Studied at Aberdeen College of
Education

1965-72 Art teacher at Royal Deeside,
then Fraserburgh Academy

1972-80 Lecturer in Art, Dundee College
of Education; Lecturer-in-Charge of
Printmaking, Lecturer in Painting,
and Lecturer in Art History

Since 1980
Full-time Artist

Awards:

1959 First Prize, The Rotary Art Award

1962 First Prize for Painting,
Gray’s School of Art

1963 The Governors’ Award for Painting,
Hospitalfield College of Art, Arbroath

1964 The Royal Scottish Academy
Bursary Award for Painting

1969 First Prize, The Scottish Arts
Council Open Painting Competition

1981 The Scottish Arts Council
Bursary Award

1982 The Hunting Major Art Award, London
First Prize for Best Watercolour by
a British Artist

1983 The RI Bronze Medal, London
Awarded for the most outstanding
work of 1983

1984 The Hunting Major Art Award, London
Highly Commended for Best Oil by
a British Artist
Highly Commended for Best Watercolour
by a British Artist
Awarded Second Prize. (As a previous
First Prize winner, ineligible for a
further First Award.)

Honours:

1974 Elected Member of the Royal Scottish
Society of Painters in Watercolours

1982 Elected Associate Member of The Royal
Society of British Artists

1983 Elected Member of The Royal Society of
British Artists Companion of Western
Europe Diploma Awarded in recognition
of international achievement in art.

1984 Elected Member of The Royal Institute
of Painters in Watercolours

Exhibitions include:

1965 The 57 Gallery, Edinburgh
Kunsternes Kunsthandel, Copenhagen

1966 New Art Centre, London

1968,1971
The Civic Arts Centre, Aberdeen

1969 The Redmark Gallery, London

1971 The Civic Arts Centre, Aberdeen

1973 Dundee College of Education

1974 The Stables Gallery, Montrose

1975 Shed 50, St. Monans

1978,80,81,82,
83,85,88
Cornerstone Gallery, Dunblane

1982,85,87
The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

1988 Haddo House, Aberdeenshire

1988,91,92
The Beckett Gallery, Hamilton, Canada

1993 Metropolitan Board of Trade,
Toronto, Canada

1993 William Hardie Gallery