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This is part one of a two-day lecture series looking comprehensively at Peter Howson. We recommend you attend both. This illustrated talk will focus on a generation of young Scottish artists from Glasgow School of Art, who helped to make figurative painting a central feature of the international art scene in the 1980s.

Bill Hare studied at the University of Edinburgh and the Courtauld Institute, University of London, in the 1970s. Since then, he has taught art history at the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh College of Art and the Open University. In 1985 he was appointed Exhibition Organiser at the Talbot Rice Gallery. Since 1995 he has concentrated on teaching and freelance curating, with his main focus on Scottish art since 1945. He has curated a number of important exhibitions both in Scotland and abroad, and has published books and catalogues on a range of different aspects of historical, modern and contemporary Scottish art. He is currently an Honorary Fellow in Scottish art history at the University of Edinburgh.


"The Vigorous Imagination”- The Return of the Figure in Scottish Painting