21st Aug, 2022 12:00

The Scottish Contemporary Art Auction

  Lot 3


oil on board
image size 128cm x 102cm, overall size 148cm x 122cm
Note: Donald Buyers studied at Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen from 1948-51. Soon after graduating, he was employed as an art therapist with tuberculosis patients in the Aberdeen hospitals. While on honeymoon in Paris in 1955 he saw a retrospective exhibition of Picasso who, with Paul Klee became a lasting influence. Back in Aberdeen, he made a living as a successful commercial artist for some years and then concentrated increasingly on his career as a painter. With three fellow artists, Eric Auld, Bill Baxter and Bill Ord, he formed the ABBO group in 1957 which was to exhibit extensively for many years throughout Scotland as well as in Newcastle and Birmingham. From 1963 to 1985 Buyers taught at Robert Gordon's Institute of Technology as well as being a visiting lecturer at Gray's School of Art. His work is represented in the collections of the Arts Council, Aberdeen Art Gallery and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.


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Sold for £380
Estimated at £500 - £800

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