20th Jun, 2024 10:00

The Scottish Contemporary Art Auction

  Lot 76


oil on watercolour paper, signed, titled label verso
mounted, framed and under glass

image size 20cm x 15cm, overall size 46cm x 40cm

Artist's label verso
Prizes and Awards include: Borders Biennial Exhibition; First Prize, City Arts Centre, Open Exhibition; First Prize, Educational Institute for Scotland; Purchase Prize, Glasgow Mayfest Award, Royal Scottish Academy Award; First Prize, Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour; William Gillies Award, Scottish Drawing Competition, Paisley; Second Prize, Royal Scottish Academy; J. Murray Thompson Award, Scottish Artists and Artist Craftsmen; Arts Club Prize, Scottish Artists and Artist Craftsmen; Whyte & Mackay Award, Scottish Artists and Artist Craftsmen; Scottish Provident Award, Scottish Artists and Artist Craftsmen; Dunfermline Building Society Prize, Scottish Artists and Artist Craftsmen; SSWA Special Award. Solo Exhibitions include Dorothy Quinn Gallery, St. Andrews, Henderson Gallery, Edinburgh, Old City Art Gallery, Jerusalem, Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh (biannually since 1992), Roger Billcliffe Fine Art, Glasgow (biannually since 1993), Atholl Gallery, Dunkeld (1993) Albemarle Gallery (biannually since 1997). Represented in Group Exhibitions in the United Kingdom, including:Allan Park Gallery, Stirling, Atholl Gallery, Dunkeld, Borders Biennial Exhibition, City Arts Centre, Edinburgh, Contemporary British Art Show, London, Contemporary Fine Art Gallery, Fine Art Society Galleries, Glasgow, Gracefield Art Centre, Dumfries, Hilton Hotel, Hong Kong, John Martin of London, Kirkcaldy Art Gallery, Mall Galleries, London, Morrison Scottish Portrait ExhibitionOpen Eye Gallery, Edinburgh, Paisley Art Institute, Portland Gallery, London, Richard Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh, Roger Billcliffe Fine Art, Glasgow, Royal Glasgow Institute, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour, Scottish Arts Club, Edinburgh, Scottish Arts Council Gallery, Smith Art Gallery & Museum, Society of Scottish ArtistsSociety of Scottish Artists and Artist Craftsmen, Stirling Gallery, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh Group Exhibitions held abroad: Through the `Old City Gallery` Jerusalem, paintings have been included in group exhibitions in Israel, Australia, Canada, U.S.A. and Sweden. Blue and White Gallery, Jerusalem, Contemporary Scottish Art 1994, Hilton Hotel, Hong Kong Collections: Works held in a great many private and public collections, including; Alliance & Leicester Building Society, Edinburgh Distillers Co. Ltd, Edinburgh College of Art, Educational Institute for Scotland, Johnny Walker Whisky Co, Kansas City Art Institute, Macfarlane Group Plc, National Westminster Bank, Paisley Art Institute, Scottish Arts Council, Scottish Brewers Limited, Slottseal Forthside Limited, The Knesset, Israel, University of Edinburgh, Welcome Inns, Whyte & Mackay Group, William Teacher & Sons (Whisky). One of the most recent examples of Gordon Mitchell's paintings we've offered was "Castaway" a 73 x 98cm oil on canvas which sold in The Scottish Contemporary Art Auction of 24th January 2021 for £8000 (hammer) setting a new auction world record for a work by the artist.


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Estimated at £400 - £600

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