Joseph Urie

Born: 1947
Place of Birth: Glasgow

Born in Glasgow in 1947 Joseph Urie trained at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee from 1977–81. After working in sculpture, he attended the Royal Academy Schools from 1981–84, concentrating on painting. He is an expressionist painter and printmaker, creating haunting narrative works in rich dark colour. His work was included in the influential The Vigorous Imagination exhibition at Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in 1987, along with rising stars Peter Howson, Ken Currie, Philip Braham, Stephen Conroy and Ian Hughes. He has won a number of awards including the Chalmers Jervis Prize and the British Institute Prize in 1980, the Farquhar Reid Travelling Scholarship in 1981, and the J Van Beuren Wittman Prize in 1984. His work is included in the city collections of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee.

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