Joe Hargan DA PPAI PAI
Joe’s work is instantly recognisable and is strongly influences by the Scottish Colourists. He began gaining recognition and winning awards during his time at Glasgow School of Art.
Joe Hargan was born in Glasgow in 1952 and studied at Glasgow School of Art. Hargan’s work is instantly recognisable and is strongly influenced by the Scottish Colourists.
His works are held in numerous corporate collections in the UK and also in private collections in Brazil; Canada; Europe; New Zealand; UK and USA.
1952 Born in Glasgow
1970-74 Studied at Glasgow School of Art
1981 Elected Member of the Glasgow Arts Club
1985 Elected Member of the Paisley Art Institute, then later that year elected a Council
1989 Chairman and President of the Paisley Art Institute which he held for 11 years
1996 Awarded the Paisley Art Institute diplomas for the quality of his paintings and his
service to Scottish art.
He is a founder member of Group 81 Artists.
Painting Prizes and Art Awards
1972 First Prize, National Competition – Stirling Smith Art Gallery
1978 Cargill Art Award, Royal Glasgow Institute
1982 Torrance Award, Royal Glasgow Institute
1984 Meyer Oppenheim Award, Royal Scottish Academy of Art
1986 Hunting Art Group Prize-winner, Mall Galleries
1988 The Paisley Art Institute Award
1993 The Contemporary Fine Art Award, The Paisley Art Institute
2001 Maude Gemmell Hutchison Prize, Royal Scottish Academy
2002 William Bowie Award, The Paisley Art Institute
Works in Collections include
Fleming-Wyfold Art Collection (formerly known as The Fleming Collection)
Ford Collection USA
Kuwait Royal Family
Lord and Lady MacFarlane
Sir David McNee
South of Scotland Electricity Board
Strathclyde Education Department
William Shellie Collection
Works in private collections throughout UK, Europe, USA, Canada, Brazil and New Zealand