Sun, 5th Dec 2021 12:00

The Scottish Contemporary Art Auction

  Lot 548


Sold for £340


mixed media on board, signed and dated '83
image size 90cm x 80cm, overall size 105cm x 95cm
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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