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    Sale 7555

    Scottish Art The Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

    23 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 167

    John Bellany, H.R.S.A., R.A. (b. 1942)

    N243 in harbour

    Price Realised  

    John Bellany, H.R.S.A., R.A. (b. 1942)
    N243 in harbour
    signed 'Bellany' (upper right)
    oil on canvas
    48 x 60 in. (122 x 152.4 cm.)


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    Bellany trained at the Edinburgh College of Art between 1960-65 under Sir Robin Philipson, and at the Royal College of Art in London under Carel Weight between 1965-68. He was strongly influenced by the Max Beckmann exhibition at the Tate in 1965, and from 1969-73 produced a series of paintings which used a complex system of personal symbols taken from his home, including seagulls, puffins and fish.

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