Robertson, James D RSA RGI PAI DLitt

Elected to RSW 1962

Artists Statement

Work mostly in oil and gouache. Most paintings are based on some aspect of landscape and seascape - often depicting seasonal or weather conditions. Am interested in the calligraphic and dynamic qualities of paint both in oil and watercolour.


1955 - Graduated Glasgow School of Art
1967 - Full - time lecturer Glasgow School of Art
1975 - 1996 - Senior lecturer in drawing and painting, Glasgow School of Art
1980 - Elected RGI
1989 - Elected RSA
1994 - 1996 - Resident Painter Glasgow School of Art
2001 - Honorary DLitt, University of Glasgow

Work represented in many collections both home and abroad


1999 - RSW Council Award
1993 - Sottish Post Office Award, RSA
1989 - Scottish Amicable Award, RGI
1987 - Alexander Graham Munro Award, RSW
1975 - May Marshall Brown Award, RSW

Selected Exhibitions

2005 - One Man Show - Jorgensen Fine Art, Dublin
2002 - Six Members RSA - Albemarle Gallery, London
          - One Man Show - Jorgensen Fine Art, Dublin
2001 - 3 Scottish Painters, New Academy Gallery, London
2000 - Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
          - One Man Show - Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow
1999 - RSA Festival Show, Edinburgh
          - RSW Show, Albemarle Gallery, London
          - MAP Land and Landscape in Contemporary Art - Rebecca Hossock Gallery, London
1998 - British Art Fair, Geneva - Adam Gallery, Bath
1995 - One Man Show - Jorgensen Fine Art, Dublin

Public Collections

Glasgow School of Art
Alliance & Leicester, London
Bank of England, London
Bank of Japan, London
British Petroleum, London
Linlater Paines, Solicitors, London
Nabarro Nathanson, Solicitors, London
National & Westminster Bank, London
Robert Fleming Holdings, London
Scottish Amicable, Glasgow
United Distillers, Edinburgh
West Merchant Bank, London
Scottish Media Group, Glasgow
Clydesdale Bank Plc
Harpers, Solicitors, Glasgow
MacRoberts, Solicitors, Glasgow/Edinburgh
Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow
Royal Scottish Academy
Ganser University, Pennsylvania, USA

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