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George Devlin


1937 -

Artist. Born in Glasgow, Devlin trained at the Glasgow School of Art, graduating in 1960. He travelled to Greece, Italy, North and West Africa before returning to Glasgow to teaching painting at the School of Art (1962-68). Thereafter he established his own painting school, which he moved to France in 1988. In 1972, he presented a series on art for Scottish Television and, the following year, he designed sets and costumes for the new ballet Embers of Glencoe performed by Scottish Ballet.

Devlin's painting is characterised by bright colour and great detail, the latter attributed to his insistence of completing his works on site. His work hangs in public, corporate and private collections around the world and, in addition to scenes from the countries of S. Europe, such as Poppies, Provence, his dramatic Scottish landscapes include Into the Lammermuirs, East Beach North Berwick and Passing Storm, Morar.

He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 1999 and was awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Society of Oil Painters in 2004.


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