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The Fish Have Gone Away
The Fish Have Gone Away
The Fish Have Gone Away

The Fish Have Gone Away

John Bellany CBE HRSA RA (1942-2013)

Lithograph

Signed and numbered 26/50 by the artist in pencil

Produced in 2004

Born and brought up in Port Seton, Bellany is East Lothian's most famous artist from the past 50 years. Much of the imagery of his work is often derived from the sea, although it is transformed into a kind of personal mythology. Following his time at Edinburgh Collage of Art, he went on to The Royal Collage of Art in London. He was a consummate draughtsman and excellent watercolourist, and despite the emotional undercurrents, his work is fluently and elegantly executed.

Bellany's towering example inspired a new pride in Scottish artists: a fact duly recognised in 1994 when he received the CBE. His paintings are in the collections of major museums and art galleries throughout the world, including the National Gallery of Scotland; the Tate Gallery; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the Metropolitan Museum, New York. 

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