The Contemporary Fine Art Gallery Eton: Artist Biography - Hugh McIntyre

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Hugh McIntyre

Represented since 1990.

Born in Coalsnaughton, Clackmannanshire, 1943 Secondary education in Portland, Connecticut, USA Rhode Island School of Design, 1961-1963 Edinburgh College of Art, 1964-68

The works of Hugh Mcintyre, D.A.Edin are most typically out of doors, enveloped in atmospheric overtones and continue the long tradition of Scottish painting. Never working from a subject directly, he walks the riverside or seashore in all weathers and then returns to his studio to relive his experiences by putting them down on canvas. once he has decided on a particular arrangement, it will be repeated over and over until the concept is exhausted. Never working on fewer then three canvases at a time, Mcintyre is able to maintain a high level of intensity by constantly changing from one canvas to another, thereby seeing each with a fresh eye. This technique allows the artist to produce the prodigious amount of work for which he is noted. He regularly returns to themes, sometimes years after the initial investigation. Hugh Mcintyre knows his subject matter intimately and from the time he began exhibiting, twenty years ago, has been recognised as an artist who could distil essences from the landscape which were unique. Never a slave to the physical reality of a situation he has created a more meaningful and accurate representation by painting from the heart those ordinary moments which make our landscape extraordinary. Over the last few years, Hugh has travelled widely working in Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Brazil. This has introduced a number of new themes into his work and enriched his palette in a very positive way.

Corporate collections

  • H.R.H. The Prince and the Late Princess of Wales
  • The British Linen Bank headquarters, Edinburgh
  • The Bank of Scotland
  • Galerie Chomarat, Lyon
  • Galerie Maison Jardin, Lyon
  • P.D.C, New York
  • Ashai Optical Co.LTD, Tokyo
  • Brunel University
  • Hilton International
  • Albert Fisher Group PLC
  • Tommy Hilfiger
  • Many other public and private collections

Major works, commissions and exhibitions

  • 1968 Scottish Arts Council travelling exhibition, Scottish Wallhangings, The International Club, Edinburgh. 6 panels approx. 8x4
  • 1974 Organiser & tutor to the Dumfries Community Arts Workshop
  • 1974 through 1979 Regular exhibitor Dumfries & Galloway Fine Arts Society
  • 1977 through 1982, exhibited Royal Scottish Academy

Exhibitions

  • 1981-1982, exhibited RGI, 1984 in celebration of Mullwarcher commission, 2 pieces.
  • 1984 Published Der Adler des Gesetzes in the Parkplatz fur Johnny Weissmuller along with Gore Vidal, Joan Didion, Tom Wolfe, Albert Camus, F. Scott Fitzgerald and others. Machverk Verlag isbn 3-922524-17-6
  • 1984 British Linen Bank Boardroom, 8 pieces
  • 1984 Bank of Scotland, 11 pieces
  • 1984 Dumfries Educational Trust Commission, Arbigland Shore. Away to sea for 4 years working with BMW in Bremmer-Haven, then Scottish Fishery Protection Squadron based around Ullapool and Lerwick
  • 1989 Contracted to Binnotti Fine Art
  • 1989 Galerie Gerard Chaumarrat
  • 1989 Galeries Maison Jardin, Lyon
  • 1990 Binnotti Gallery, Glasgow.
  • 1990 Milan International Exposition
  • 1990 Galerie Binnotti, New York
  • 1990 The Solstice Gallery Edinburgh
  • 1991 The Edinburgh Gallery
  • 1991 The Lanark Gallery
  • 1991 The Ottersburn Gallery
  • 1992 The Edinburgh Gallery
  • 1992 The Contemporary Fine Art, (four scottish painters)
  • 1992 Commission reception area Glasgow Hilton International, 6 pieces
  • 1993 The Edinburgh Gallery
  • 1993 The Ben Nicholson Greshams
  • 1994 The Castlegate Gallery
  • 1994 The Edinburgh Gallery
  • 1994 The Contemporary Fine Art Eton
  • 1996 The Contemporary Fine Art Eton
  • 1997 Cormella Scott gallery
  • 1999 The Contemporary Fine Art Eton
  • 2001/2003/2005 The Contemporary Fine Art Eton

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