Scotland’s Voices

170 x 230cm
Alexander Moffat OBE RSA

Scotland’s Voices is the new composite portrait by Alexander Moffat OBE RSA, one of the foremost portraitists of the 20th and 21st centuries, companion painting to Poets’ Pub (1980, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh).

“. . .both Poets’ Pub and  Scotland’s Voices may be seen as a coming together of the literary and the oral traditions, both complementing each other, a truly Gramscian conclusion that MacDiarmid and [Hamish] Henderson would surely have approved.” – Alexander Moffat, in the Landmarks exhibition catalogue.

Depicted in the painting are: Jean Redpath, Willie Scott, Aly Bain, Belle Stewart, Jimmy MacBeath, Hamish Henderson [central figure], Heinrich Heine, Dolina MacLennan [standing], Hugh MacDiarmid, Antonio Gramsci, Allan MacDonald, Jeannie Robertson.

Other artworks by this artist in the exhibition include preparatory works for Scotland’s Voices, a  pastel of Sorley MacLean  ,a drawing of George Mackay Brown and a pastel of Hugh MacDiarmid.

Alexander Moffat was head of painting and printmaking at Glasgow School of Art.  He is also a writer, with several books written collaboratively with Alan Riach, Professor of Scottish Literature at Glasgow University.  Alexander Moffat’s work is held in public and private collections nationally and internationally.  He was awarded an OBE in 2006 for services to the arts.

Oil on canvas    2016-17     This monumental new work is in St Andrews until 30th November.

Price on application from public galleries and museums in Scotland.