A Shrine (Compressed charcoal and acrylic on paper, 1998)
Alan McGowan studied at Edinburgh College of Art and completed his post-graduate studies at Newcastle Polytechnic in 1991. From 1987 to 1996 he worked mainly as an illustrator and during this period he also taught illustration, drawing and printmaking at The University of Northumbria, and as a visiting lecturer to Duncan of Jordanstone School of Art in Dundee, Edinburgh College of Art and Hull School of Art.
In 1997 he produced a suite of large scale charcoal drawings as illustrations to 'Faust' by Goethe which was exhibited and toured within the UK. Some of these have now been generously donated to the University of Stirling Art Collection, as well as this one which is on long-term loan.