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Hugh Buchanan Exhibition

In association with the Francis Kyle Gallery, London, we are pleased to present an exhibition of watercolours of libraries and archives by the acclaimed painter Hugh Buchanan. The exhibition, which ranges from the great country houses and universities to lesser known French and Austrian collections will run concurrently with the festival and beyond.

HUGH BUCHANAN was born in Edinburgh in 1958 and studied at Edinburgh College of Art. After He has travelled regularly throughout Europe to visit and paint in watercolour buildings and interiors from the Renaissance to the Baroque.  In 1994 Hugh Buchanan was given a major retrospective by the National Trust at Petworth House.

In 2002 he was commissioned by the House of Lords to paint the lying in state of the Queen Mother at the Palace of Westminster. In 2005 he took part in the theme exhibition ‘Lair of the Leopard’, a tribute to Lampedusa. In 2005 his paintings featured in ‘Watercolours and Drawings from the Collection of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother’, at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh and the Queen’s Gallery, London.

His most recent exhibition was ‘Words and Deeds: Library and Archive Paintings’.

His paintings are in the collections of HRH The Prince of Wales, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Edinburgh City Art Centre, The University of Edinburgh, The University of Aberdeen, the Palace of Westminster and many other distinguished private and public collections.

  • Time: All Day
  • Ticket Price: £Free
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