John Bellany CBE, RA, HRSA
John Bellany was born in 1942 in the Scottish fishing village of Port Seton. Attended ECA 1960-5 and RCA 1965-8. Early work in Northern European Expressionist-Realist tradition allied to personal symbolism and iconography often drawn from his family's sea-faring past. Work often highly challenging and at times autobiographical as epitomised by a series of brutally unflinching self portraits produced in hospital following a major operation in the 1980s. An artist of international standing with works in both MOMA and Metropolitan Museum& in New York as well as Tate Gallery, London and SNGMA. Elected RA in 1991.