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Artist - John Bellany

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John Bellany (18 June 1942 – 28 August 2013) was a Scottish painter.

Bellany was born in the fishing village of Port Seton, near Edinburgh. He studied at Edinburgh College of Art and at the Royal College of Art, London. His work of the 1960s and 1970s dealt with original sin, guilt, sex and death. His characteristic paintings are large compositions featuring his own personal symbolism, often derived from the sea and from religion, two elements that dominated his childhood. The flawed nature of humanity was usually central to his paintings.


Available Work

Bonaventure - 82cm by 102cm

Women of Boaxaca - 77cm by 97cm

Still life with Flowers (1997)

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