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The Portraiture of Alexander Moffat with Bill Hare

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Luath Press and Blackwell's Bookshop invite you to the launch of Facing the Nation: The Portraiture of Alexander Moffat, a celebration of Scotland’s leading portrait artist.

Charting Alexander Moffat’s career from student days at Edinburgh College of Art in the 1960s to Scotland’s Voices, commissioned in honour of Hamish Henderson and unveiled at the Saltire Society in 2017, art historian Bill Hare places Moffat’s painting within the history of modern portraiture, but also highlights his significance in Scottish culture. He emphasises that ‘almost single-handed’ Moffat has ‘upheld the importance of modern portraiture in Scotland… he has produced a body of work not only of high artistic quality, but also of national and historical importance.’

Author Bill Hare will be in conversation with the man himself, so don't miss this opportunity to get an exclusive insight into Scotland’s leading portrait artist

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Bill Hare was born in Edinburgh in 1944 and studied at the University of Edinburgh and the Courtauld Institute, University of London in the 1970s. Since then he has taught art history at the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh College of Art and the Open University. In 1985 he was appointed Exhibition Organiser at the Talbot Rice Gallery, working with many Scottish artists. Since 1995 he has concentrated on teaching and freelance curating, with his main focus on Scottish art since 1945. He is currently an Honorary Fellow in Scottish art history at the University of Edinburgh.


For more information or if you would like a signed copy because you can't make it to the event, please contact Ann Landmann on 0131 622 8222 or ann.landmann@blackwell.co.uk

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