John BellanyHomage to David B 2002

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Artist
John Bellany (1942‑2013)
Title
Homage to David B
Date 2002
MediumOil paint on canvas
Dimensionssupport: 1015 x 761 x 23 mm frame: 1214 x 957 x 48 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the artist in memory of David Brown 2003
Reference
T11750
Not on display

Summary

Born into the Scottish fishing community of Port Seton, on the east coast north of Edinburgh, Bellany made his earliest drawings from careful observation of the small wooden fishing boats used by his father’s generation of fishermen. Dominated by the sea and by a guilt-ridden, unforgiving Calvinist faith, the fishing and boat-building culture of Bellany’s father and both grandfathers has remained a recurrent source of inspiration for him. He studied painting at the Edinburgh College of Art (1960-5) and at the Royal College of Art, London (1965-8)… (read more)

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