Contemporary Artist : George Devlin RSW, RGI, FRSA, RBA, ROI
George Devlin was born in 1937 and studied
at the Glasgow School of Art (GSA) from 1955 to 1960. At the
GSA, Devlin was awarded The Robert Hart Post Diploma Bursary
and The Haldane Scholarship. He also won the Chalmers Art
Prize, The Carnegie Travelling Art Scholarship and The Maclaine
Watters Medal (RSA).
After leaving Art School, George Devlin studied
and painted in Greece and Italy before crossing the Sahara
where he established himself in West Africa. On returning
to the UK, George Devlin was invited to teach painting at
the GSA school where he taught art between 1962 and 1966.
He was elected a member of The Royal Scottish Society of Painters
in Watercolour (RSW) in 1964. Devlin was awarded a major Arts
Council Award in 1968 and established his own painting school
in 1969, originally in Scotland but later relocated to France.
In 1972 George Devlin was elected the Chairman
of the Glasgow League of Artists, in 1989 a member of the
Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts and in 1997 elected President
of the Glasgow Art Club. This was followed by George being
elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts in 1999.
In 2004 George Devlin became a member of the Royal Institute
of Oil Painters (ROI) as well as elected as a member of the
Royal Society of British Artists (RBA). In recent times George
Devlin has worked extensively in Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan,
France, Italy, Spain, South Africa as well as Ireland and
Between 1969 and 2004 George Devlin has exhibited
at no less than 28 selected solo shows of contemporary art
in the UK and overseas and many selected Group art shows.
George Devlinís contemporary paintings are
held in numerous corporate, public and private collections;
these include the National Portrait Gallery Edinburgh, Cunard,
Clydesdale Bank, The London Stock Exchange, United Distillers,
The Earl Haigh, Lord Maclay and Sir William Gray. George Devlin
is also a distinguished portrait painter and was commissioned
in 2000 by the National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh to paint
Professor Sir James Black, Nobel Prize winner.
George Devlin most recent artist award was
in November 2004 when he won the Gold Medal of The Royal Society
of Oil Painters.