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Lived/Active: Scotland      Known for: realistic landscape painting

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    •    1980-1984 Glasgow School of Art - BA, Fine Art, 1:1
    •    1984-1985 Glasgow School of Art - Certificate of Post-graduate Studies, Commended

    •    Date of birth: 8 November 1961

Solo Exhibitions
    •    1987 Paton Gallery, London
    •    1989 Raab Galerie, Berlin
    •    1989 Raab Gallery, London
    •    1992 Raab Gallery, London
    •    1994 Northlands Festival, Caithness
    •    2003 Duncan R Miller Fine Arts, London
    •    2009 Birnam Arts, Perthshire

Selected Group Exhibitions
    •    1985 New Image: Glasgow, Third Eye Centre, Glasgow?AIR Gallery, London?Milton Keynes Exhibition Centre?MacLaurin Art Galleries, Ayr
    •    1986 Side by Side: Contemporary British & Malaysian Art, Touring Show, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore
    •    1986 Paton Gallery (with Peter Howson), London
    •    1988 Metropolis, Raab Gallery, London
    •    1988-90 New British Painting, US touring show
    •    1989 Opening Exhibition, Raab Gallery, Millbank, London
    •    1990 Three Generations of Scottish Painters, Beaux Arts Gallery, Bath
    •    1990-91 Mischiare le Carte Immaginare Speculare, Gian Ferrari Gallery, Milan
    •    1991 Group Show (with Ken Currie and others), Galerie Bureaux et Magasins, Ostend Modern Painters Memorial Exhibition for Peter Fuller, Manchester City Art Gallery
    •    1992 Visions of Albion, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London
    •    1993 Figurative to a Degree, Paton Gallery, London
    •    1994 ART '94, Islington Business Centre, London, New Work (with Sally Heywood, Alexander Guy) Paton Gallery, London
    •    1995 Autumn show, Paton Gallery, London
    •    1997 Summer exhibition, Roger Billcliffe Fine Art, Glasgow
    •    1998 Christmas exhibition, Compass Gallery, Glasgow
    •    1999 Islington Art Fair, London
    •    1999 Glasgow Art Fair, Glasgow
    •    2000-3 Landschaften eines Jahrhunderts aus der Sammlung Deutsche Bank, Annen Museum, Lubeck, Museum Keppersmehle, Duisburg, Landesmuseum Oldenburg, Galerie der Stadt Aschaffenburg,Burggrafiat der Statd Alzey, Museum Sankt Ingbert. South African National Gallery, Cape Town.
    •    2000 Expressions: Scottish Art 1970s-80s, Dundee Contemporary Arts & McManus Galleries, Dundee
    •    2001-2 Winter Exhibition, Compass Gallery, Glasgow
    •    2003 The Fleming Collection, The New Glasgow Boys
    •    2003 Glasgow Art fair, Glasgow
    •    2008 "In Transit" Birnam Arts, Perthshire
    •    1983 Summer Scholarship, Hospitalfield, Arbroath
    •    1984 Adam Bruce Thomson award, RSA

    •    Contemporary Art Society
    •    Australian National Gallery
    •    Robert Fleming & Co.
    •    Metropolitan Museum of Art
    •    Laing Art Gallery,Newcastle
    •    Cleveland Gallery
    •    Texaco
    •    Deutsche Bank
    •    Bolton Museum and Art Gallery
    •    Private collectors in the UK and abroad

Included in the following books and catalogues
    •    Side by Side - Contemporary British & Malaysian Art (catalogue)?National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur & British Council, 1986.
    •    Self Portrait - A Modern View (book)?Sean Kelly, Edward Lucie Smith, 1987. ISBN 1-870758-00-5
    •    Recent Acquisitions - Metropolitan Museum of Art (catalogue)?1987-1988. ISSN 0889-6585
    •    The New British Painting (catalogue)?Phaidon Press Ltd., 1988. ISBN 1-870758-00-5
    •    Stephen Barclay (solo catalogue)?Raab 41/1989 Berlin/London, 1989. ISBN 3-9266
    •    Turning the Century (catalogue)?Gian Ferrari, Raab 1990. Artecontemporanea, Mila
    •    Mischiare le Carte - Imagine Speculare (catalogue)?Gian Ferrari, Milan, December 1990.
    •    New Scottish Painting (catalogue)?Gallerie Bureaux et Magasins, Ostend, 1991
    •    Modern Painters - A Memorial Exhibition for Peter Fuller (catalogue)?1991.ISBN 0901673-38-2
    •    Contemporary Art at Deutsche Bank (book)?1996.ISBN 3-89322-825-X
    •    Glasgow Print Studio Publications (catalogue)?1996. Glasgow Print Studio
    •    People of Today - Debbretts (book)?1997.
    •    Landschaften eines Jahrhunderts?Landschaften eines Jahrhunderts aus der Sammlung Deutsche Bank (

Selection of magazine article inclusions
    •    Arts Review, 25 October 1985?'Glasgow artists in London', New Image Glasgow at the Air Gallery, Mary-Rose Beaumont
    •    Artscribe, September/October 1985?'New Image Glasgow at the Third Eye Centre', Marjorie Allthorpe-Guyton
    •    Sunday Telegraph, 3 November 1985?'Glasgow Six', Michael Sheperd
    •    Harpers & Queen, May 1986 Issue No. 86/5?'The Glasgow Connection: Andrew Graham-Dixon on two more discoveries'
    •    Time Out, 21-27 May 1986?Art preview 'Stephen Barclay, Peter Howson', Monica Petzal
    •    Observer Magazine, 13 September 1987?'Artists face to face', Sarah Howell
    •    Sunday Times Magazine, Special Silver Anniversary Edition, 22 February 1987?'Twenty five and looking very likely', Fiona Donnelly
    •    Morning Star, 19 October 1986?'Capitalism's crisis ends Modernism', Jeff Sawtell
    •    What's On, 14-20 May 1987?Reviews 'Out of Order- Stephen Barclay', Marina Galanti
    •    The Herald, 16 December 1988?'Scots artists cast their net on very rich waters', Clare Henry
    •    Modern Painters, Winter 1991?'Three Scots - where extremes meet', Andrew Marr
    •    The Herald, 7 February 1992?Visual Arts, 'Stephen Barclay', Clare Henry

Published articles
    •    PC Magazine, January 1990?'Can computers compete with Constable?', Stephen Barclay
    •    Northlands Festival Catalogue, 1994?'A statement on my work', Stephen Barclay

Public talks
    •    Birmingham Arts Trust, August 1993?Illustrated slide talk on my work

Teaching post
    •    Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen, 1997-1999

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Stephen Barclay first came to prominence in the 1980`s as one of the internationally acclaimed ``New Glasgow Boys``. His paintings have been exhibited worldwide and are held in numerous major public collections including The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, The Fleming Collection (London), The Deutsche Bank Collection, The Laing Art Gallery, The Cleveland Gallery and The Gallery of Modern Art in Australia.

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