Untitled (portrait of Ken Currie)
(Etching, 12/30, 1987)
Sandy Moffat studied at Edinburgh College of Art from 1960 to 1964. Alongside his friend John Bellany, Moffat emerged as one of the Scottish Realists, so-called because of their social awareness and rejection of the decorative principles that defined much Scottish art during the first half of the twentieth century. Moffat was particularly close to the poet Hugh MacDiarmid and his literary circle. From 1979 Moffat taught at Glasgow School of Art where he mentored a new generation of Scottish figurative painters including Peter Howson, Ken Currie, Steven Campbell, Alison Harper and Debbie Lee. He was Head of Painting at GSA from 1992 – 2005.
There are two prints by this artist in the collection.