Victoria CroweOBE, DHC, FRSE, MA(RCA), RSA, RSW Born: 1945
Victoria Crowe studied at Kingston School of Art from 1961-65 and at the Royal College of Art, London, from 1965-68. At her postgraduate show, she was invited by Sir Robin Philipson to teach at Edinburgh College of Art. For thirty years she worked as a part-time lecturer in the School of Drawing and Painting while developing her own artistic practice. She lives and works in West Linton, Edinburgh, and Venice. Her first one-person exhibition, after leaving the Royal College of Art, was in London and she has subsequently gone on to have over fifty solo shows.
Victoria Crowe’s first solo exhibition at The Scottish Gallery was in 1970. In August, we held a major exhibition of paintings at The Scottish Gallery. This coincided with The Scottish National Portrait Gallery's retrospective of Victoria Crowe’s portraits, which can be viewed until 18th November 2018.
Victoria Crowe is a member of the Royal Scottish Academy (RSA) and the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolours (RSW). She has exhibited nationally and internationally and undertaken many important portrait commissions, including RD Laing, Peter Higgs and Jocelyn Bell Burnell. She has received many bursaries and research awards and her work is held in numerous public and private collections worldwide.
In 2000, her exhibition A Shepherd’s Life, consisting of work selected from the 1970s and 80s, was one of the National Galleries of Scotland’s Millennium exhibitions. It received great critical acclaim. The exhibition toured Scotland and was re-gathered in 2009 for a three-month exhibition at the Fleming Collection, London.
Victoria was awarded an OBE for Services to Art in 2004 and from 2004-2007, she was appointed Senior Visiting Scholar at St. Catherine’s College, Cambridge. The resulting work, Plant Memory, was exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy in 2007 and subsequently toured Scotland. In 2009 she received an Honorary Degree from The University of Aberdeen and in 2010 was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
In 2013, Dovecot Studios wove a large-scale tapestry of Victoria’s painting Large Tree Group. This collaborative tapestry was acquired for the National Museums Scotland. In 2015, Victoria was an invited artist at Dumfries House and in 2016 a group of work by the artist was acquired by the National Galleries of Scotland. Victoria was commissioned by the Worshipful Company of Leathersellers’ in 2014, to design a forty-metre tapestry for their new hall in the city of London, which took over three years to weave and was installed in January 2017.
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Border Hills in Snow View details
Border Hills in Snow2018oil and mixed mediaH:53cm W:71cm£6,900L'ultima Cena with Green Quince View details
L'ultima Cena with Green Quinceoil on boardH:61cm W:40.5cmReservedWhite Nights of a Northern Summer View details
White Nights of a Northern Summeroil on linenH:81cm W:76cm£16,250From the Studio, Dumfries House View details
From the Studio, Dumfries Housemixed mediaH:35.5cm W:41cm£4,000Alto View details
Altooil on linenH:114.5cm W:127cm£28,750Twilight Landscape View details
Twilight Landscapeoil on linenH:127cm W:102cm£25,000First Drawing, Dumfries House View details
First Drawing, Dumfries Houseacrylic & ink on handmade paperH:31.5cm W:43cm£3250Reclining Nude View details
Reclining Nude1977H:33cm W:48cm£4,250The Last Evening at the Winter House View details
The Last Evening at the Winter House2014mixed media on handmade paperH:57cm W:43cm£6,500Vertiginous Landscape View details
Vertiginous Landscape1997oil on linenH:90cm W:100cm£15,250Sky, Clouds, Sea, Strelizia View details
Sky, Clouds, Sea, Strelizia1997oil on linenH:64cm W:44cm£10,250Blood Moon, Stone Flower View details
Blood Moon, Stone Floweroil on boardH:41.9cm W:30.5cm£5,250Lilium Regale View details
Lilium Regale2006pencil on handmade Japanese paperH:101.6cm W:50.8cm£6,750Winter Fence View details
Winter Fence2010oil on linenH:71cm W:91cm£14,500The Existence of Dreaming View details
The Existence of Dreamingc.1997watercolour with acrylicH:45.5cm W:77cm£7,250Enchantment View details
Enchantmentc.1996oil on canvasH:101.6cm W:91.4cm£15,250Ghost View details
Ghost2008mixed mediaH:31cm W:22cm£2250Midnight Hypnotic View details
Midnight Hypnoticc.1996oil on boardH:59cm W:49.5cm£6,500Watching the Light, Short Day, February View details
Watching the Light, Short Day, February2015mixed media on pumice primed paperH:49.5cm W:22.5cm£2,750Towering Trees View details
Towering Trees2015indian inkH:53cm W:31.5cmSoldWinter Caveat View details
Winter Caveat2010-2011oil on linenH:127cm W:127cm£25,000Night Lagoon III View details
Night Lagoon IIIoil on linenH:12.5cm W:12.5cm£2,150Night Lagoon II View details
Night Lagoon IIoil on linenH:12.5cm W:12.5cm£2,150Night Lagoon I View details
Night Lagoon Ioil on linenH:12.5cm W:12.5cm£2,150Ice and Fire View details
Ice and Fireoil on boardH:38cm W:27cm£4,750Changing Landscapes (Triptych) View details
Changing Landscapes (Triptych)1983-84oil on canvasH:122 eachcm W:66.5 cm£35,000Truth Comes Full Circle View details
Truth Comes Full Circleoil on linenH:76cm W:101.5cm£13,500Sentinel Guardian I View details
Sentinel Guardian IOil on linenH:112cm W:56cm£25,000Night Illusion View details
Night IllusionOil on boardH:61cm W:51cm£11,000Clearing with Scots Pine View details
Clearing with Scots PineOil on BoardH:58.5cm W:51cm£11,000Inflorescence View details
Inflorescence2007bound artist's book, edition 2 of 10H:22cm W:15cm£3000Studio Interior with Mask View details
Studio Interior with MaskOil on linenH:71cm W:76cm£10,000The Moving Finger View details
The Moving Fingermixed media & intaglio - unframedH:18.5cm W:25cm£1350Advent Assemby View details
Advent Assemby1991Mixed media on paperH:80cm W:99cm£9,500St Catherine in a Box - Cini Foundation View details
St Catherine in a Box - Cini Foundationmixed media with intaglioH:18.5cm W:25cm£1350Little Saint, Rialto View details
Little Saint, Rialtomixed media with intaglioH:18.5cm W:25cm£1,450Drawing Dogs in Venice View details
Drawing Dogs in Venicemixed media with intaglioH:18.5cm W:25cm£1350Accumulation - Turin View details