Over the last 35 years, Victoria Crowe has established herself as one of Scotland’s leading painters whose work is instantly recognisable. Tying in with A Certain Light, an exhibition of her work at The Scottish Gallery this summer, Victoria discusses her work with Scotsman art critic Duncan Macmillan, who has literally written the book on the subject.
About Victoria Crowe
Victoria Crowe studied at Kingston School of Art from 1961-65 and at the Royal College of Art, London. In 1968, she was invited by Sir Robin Philipson to teach at Edinburgh College of Art. Victoria was awarded an OBE for Services to Art in 2004 and from 2004-2007, she was appointed Senior Visiting Scholar at St. Catherine’s College, Cambridge. Victoria Crowe’s first solo exhibition at The Scottish Gallery was in 1970. Her next major exhibition of paintings at The Gallery will be held during the Edinburgh Festival in August 2018 and will coincide with The Scottish National Portrait Gallery which is holding a retrospective of Victoria Crowe’s portraits Beyond Likeness which runs from 12 May – 18 November 2018. Her work is held in numerous public and private collections worldwide including the National Galleries of Scotland and National Museums Scotland.
About Duncan Macmillan
Duncan Macmillan HRSA, FRSE is Professor Emeritus at the Department of Fine Art at the University of Edinburgh. He was Director of the Talbot Rice Gallery (1979-2004). He has been art critic for The Scotsman since 1994. Previous publications include: Scottish Art 1460- 1990, Elizabeth Blackadder and F.C.B. Cadell: The Life and Works of a Scottish Colourist 1883 - 1937.