An exhibition featuring the work of professional artist and former Gray’s School of Art tutor Ian Howard is now on display in the Faculty of Health and Social Care building.
One of Scotland’s leading artists, Professor Ian Howard was born in
Aberdeen in 1952. He became a lecturer in painting at Gray’s School of Art between 1977 and 1986, subsequently becoming Head of Edinburgh College of Art in 19. Ian Howard was elected an associate of the Royal Scottish Academy in 1983 and has played a very active role on committees of the Academy since that time.
Ian Howard’s work looks at symbols and imagery from medieval and
Renaissance art, including dragon-like creatures. This suite of prints was created in Aberdeen’s own Peacock Visual Arts Centre in the Castlegate.
The artist’s work is shown widely in Europe and the USA, including solo exhibitions in Glasgow, Trondheim and Chicago.
Professor Howard is an academician of the Royal Scottish Academy, a painter and printmaker of international standing, and winner of the Chicago Prize 2000. His work is in numerous public and private collections.
In 2007 he received an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Edinburgh, and was also elected Treasurer of the Royal Scottish Academy.