Lot 148 (The Scottish Contemporary Art Auction, 8th July 2018)
Sold for £4,200
Very good overall condition. No visible signs of damage.
* JOHN BYRNE RSA, SELF PORTRAIT oil on canvas, signed verso 76cm x 71cm (approximately 30 x 28 inches) Framed. Note: An early self portrait and understood to date from around Byrne's time at The Glasgow School of Art. Private Glasgow collection. John Byrne was born in 1940 in Paisley, Scotland and attended the Glasgow School of Art from 1958 - 63 where he excelled. In his final year he was awarded the Bellahousten Award, the school's most prestigious painting prize, and spent six months in Italy. His work is held in major collections in Scotland and abroad. Several of his paintings hang in The Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh, the Museum of Modern Art and the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow. In 2007 he was made a full member of the Royal Scottish Academy and is an Honorary Fellow of the GSA, the RIAS, an Honorary Member of the RGI and has Honorary Doctorates from the Universities of Paisley, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Strathclyde.
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