David McClureRSA, RSW Born: 1926
Place of Birth: Lochwinnoch
David McClure was born in Lochwinnoch in 1926. He enrolled at Edinburgh College of Art in 1947, from which point he was to be associated with a group of highly regarded young painters including James Cumming, William Baillie, John Houston, Elizabeth Blackadder and David Michie.
McClure’s work sits solidly within that well-documented tradition of 20th century Scottish Painting characterised by strength of colour and confident handling of paint. As a bold and inspired colourist McClure had few equals. He is best known for his colourful, painterly still lifes and flower-pieces, his subject pictures of children’s dreams or religious figures and later his nudes and studio interiors. Landscapes too were a significant part of his work, inspired by harbour scenes from the East Neuk of Fife or the East Coast fishing villages above Dundee. In later years he produced lyrical coastal landscapes of north-west Sutherland.
David McClure was the subject of a solo exhibition in April 2019 - Art & Industry - Ardrossan to Millport. To view the catalogue accompanying this exhibition please click here. To watch edited highlights of Robin McClure discussing his father's work, please click here.
Florence and the Hills of Fiesole View details
Florence and the Hills of Fiesole1956watercolour and gouacheH:46cm W:56cm£2,750Flowers in a White Jug View details
Flowers in a White Jugc.1994pastelH:35cm W:25cm£1,150Rooftops, Casteldaccia, Sicily View details
Rooftops, Casteldaccia, Sicily1957gouacheH:60cm W:40cm£1,950Teapot, Glass and Vase I View details
Teapot, Glass and Vase I1956gouacheH:40cm W:61cm£1,750Plaice Setting View details
Plaice Setting1991oil on boardH:31cm W:58cm£6,500Prov: Private collectionDavid McClure in Sicily View details
Storage Tanks and Pipes, Ardrossan View details
Storage Tanks and Pipes, Ardrossan1954gouacheH:36cm W:53cmSoldWhite Chimney Stacks, Ardrossan View details
White Chimney Stacks, Ardrossan1954gouacheH:49.5cm W:37cmSoldDried Flowers View details
Dried Flowers1963oil on boardH:43cm W:22cmSoldFlowers in a Chalice with Butterfly View details
Flowers in a Chalice with Butterflyoil on canvas boardH:49cm W:38cmSoldThe Shore View details
The Shore1969oil on canvasH:64cm W:89.5cmSoldBlue Gate View details
Blue Gatec.1992oil on canvasH:51cm W:61cmSoldStarry Night, Toledo, Spain View details
Starry Night, Toledo, Spain1953oil on canvas on boardH:35.5cm W:53.5cmSoldThe Yellow Studio View details
The Yellow Studioc.1969oil on canvasH:63.5cm W:76.5cmSoldStill Life on a Stool with a Pear View details
Still Life on a Stool with a Pear1957oil on canvasH:51cm W:61cmSoldBoats and Floats View details
Boats and Floats1974oil on canvasH:71cm W:91cmSoldGate Posts at Culkein - Drumbeg View details
Gate Posts at Culkein - Drumbeg1994oil on boardH:38cm W:61cmSoldBeached Boat and Trees View details
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