James Fairgrieve RSA RSW

About the artist - James Fairgrieve RSA RSW

James Fairgrieve RSA RSW (b.1944) paints acrylic-based still lifes of collected objects often combined with fruit and vegetables. Acute observation and formal arrangement aim to convey balance, poise and calm.

James Fairgrieve was born in Prestonpans, East Lothian in 1944. He attended Edinburgh College of Art from 1962 to 1967. In 1975 he was elected Associate of the Royal Scottish Academy and member of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour. Between 1974 and 1978 he was President of the Scottish Society or Artists and in 2004 was elected member of the Royal Scottish Academy. Fairgrieve has won awards including the Gillies Travel Award and Scottish Arts Club Award and has exhibited regularly in Edinburgh and London since 1969.

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