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Take a look at the talented artists who have previously exhibited here at MAC 

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John Byrne

In 2008, our main galley was officially opened with an exhibition of work from the artist, John Byrne.

His instantly recognisable paintings were borrowed from the National Galleries.

John Byrne is a Scottish artist and playwright. He is known for his paintings and printmaking, as well as album cover designs for bands such as The Beatles.

Byrne was born in Paisley and grew up in the notorious Ferguslie Park housing scheme. In 1958 he attended the Glasgow School of Art and in his final year he was awarded the Bellahousten Award, the school's most prestigious painting prize. His painting career took off after he sent a small picture of a man in a panama hat to Mayfair’s Portal Gallery, claiming it to be the work of his father. It secured him his first solo show in 1967.

Byrne’s paintings hang in The Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh, the Museum of Modern Art and the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow. In 2004 he was made an associate of the Royal Scottish Academy and a full member in 2007. He is also an Honorary Fellow of the Glasgow School of Art, the Royal Institute of Architects in Scotland, an Honorary Member of Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts and has Honorary Doctorates from the universities of Paisley, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Strathclyde.



Self-portrait in a Flowered Jacket

1971 -73

John Byrne.

All Rights Reserved. DACS, London, 2021

Jon Schueler

NYC artist, Jon Schueler held his exhibition, Sound of Sleat Shadows, with us in 2009. 

Born in Milwaukee, Jon Schueler had a varied early career before becoming an artist. He began to paint in 1954 when he joined a weekly portrait painting class and later moved to San Francisco where he attended the California School of Fine Arts. The Abstract Expressionist artist Clyfford Still was a teacher at the School, and became a mentor and important influence for Schueler. Visiting Scotland for the first time in 1957, Schueler set up a studio near Mallaig on the Sound of Sleat, a stretch of water that runs between the Scottish mainland and the Isle of Skye. Dramatic changes in weather are common in the area, reflecting for Schueler a real synthesis of Abstract Expressionism with nature. His atmospheric paintings convey a sense of the force of nature, its moods and drama.


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Sea Light: Dreaming I
oil on canvas 1981
60" x 52" o/c 1192

Italian Renaissance Drawingss 

Italian Renaissance Drawings from The British Museum, London, exhibition and education were exhibited here in 2010.

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