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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. Currently, we are showing a major exhibition of paintings at The Scottish Gallery. This coincides with The Scottish National Portrait Gallery's retrospective of Victoria Crowe’s portraits.

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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Victoria Crowe (Duncan Macmillan)

  • Border Hills in Snow
    Victoria Crowe

    Border Hills in Snow

    2018
    oil and mixed media
    H:53cm W:71cm
    £6,900
  • L’ultima Cena with Green Quince
    Victoria Crowe

    L’ultima Cena with Green Quince

    oil on board
    H:61cm W:40.5cm
    £11,000
  • White Nights of a Northern Summer
    Victoria Crowe

    White Nights of a Northern Summer

    oil on linen
    H:81cm W:76cm
    £16,250
  • From the Studio, Dumfries House
    Victoria Crowe

    From the Studio, Dumfries House

    mixed media
    H:35.5cm W:41cm
    £4,000
  • Alto
    Victoria Crowe

    Alto

    oil on linen
    H:114.5cm W:127cm
    £28,750
  • Twilight Landscape
    Victoria Crowe

    Twilight Landscape

    oil on linen
    H:127cm W:102cm
    £25,000
  • First Drawing, Dumfries House
    Victoria Crowe

    First Drawing, Dumfries House

    acrylic & ink on handmade paper
    H:31.5cm W:43cm
    £3250
  • Reclining Nude
    Victoria Crowe

    Reclining Nude

    1977
    H:33cm W:48cm
    £4,250
  • The Last Evening at the Winter House
    Victoria Crowe

    The Last Evening at the Winter House

    2014
    mixed media on handmade paper
    H:57cm W:43cm
    £6,500
  • Vertiginous Landscape
    Victoria Crowe

    Vertiginous Landscape

    1997
    oil on linen
    H:90cm W:100cm
    £15,250
  • Sky, Clouds, Sea, Strelizia
    Victoria Crowe

    Sky, Clouds, Sea, Strelizia

    1997
    oil on linen
    H:64cm W:44cm
    £10,250
  • Blood Moon, Stone Flower
    Victoria Crowe

    Blood Moon, Stone Flower

    oil on board
    H:41.9cm W:30.5cm
    Reserved
  • Lilium Regale
    Victoria Crowe

    Lilium Regale

    2006
    pencil on handmade Japanese paper
    H:101.6cm W:50.8cm
    £6,750
  • Winter Fence
    Victoria Crowe

    Winter Fence

    2010
    oil on linen
    H:71cm W:91cm
    £14,500
  • The Existence of Dreaming
    Victoria Crowe

    The Existence of Dreaming

    c.1997
    watercolour with acrylic
    H:45.5cm W:77cm
    £7,250
  • Enchantment
    Victoria Crowe

    Enchantment

    c.1996
    oil on canvas
    H:101.6cm W:91.4cm
    £15,250
  • Ghost
    Victoria Crowe

    Ghost

    2008
    mixed media
    H:31cm W:22cm
    £2250
  • Midnight Hypnotic
    Victoria Crowe

    Midnight Hypnotic

    c.1996
    oil on board
    H:59cm W:49.5cm
    £6,500
  • Watching the Light, Short Day, February
    Victoria Crowe

    Watching the Light, Short Day, February

    2015
    mixed media on pumice primed paper
    H:49.5cm W:22.5cm
    Reserved
  • Towering Trees
    Victoria Crowe

    Towering Trees

    2015
    indian ink
    H:53cm W:31.5cm
    £3000
  • Winter Caveat
    Victoria Crowe

    Winter Caveat

    2010-2011
    oil on linen
    H:127cm W:127cm
    £25,000
  • Numinous Tree
    Victoria Crowe

    Numinous Tree

    2010
    Oil on panel
    H:71cm W:76cm
    Sold
  • Night Lagoon III
    Victoria Crowe

    Night Lagoon III

    oil on linen
    H:12.5cm W:12.5cm
    £2,150
  • Night Lagoon II
    Victoria Crowe

    Night Lagoon II

    oil on linen
    H:12.5cm W:12.5cm
    £2,150
  • Night Lagoon I
    Victoria Crowe

    Night Lagoon I

    oil on linen
    H:12.5cm W:12.5cm
    £2,150
  • Ice and Fire
    Victoria Crowe

    Ice and Fire

    oil on board
    H:38cm W:27cm
    £4,750
  • Victoria Crowe
    Victoria Crowe

    Victoria Crowe

    2012
  • Changing Landscapes (Triptych)
    Victoria Crowe

    Changing Landscapes (Triptych)

    1983-84
    oil on canvas
    H:122 eachcm W:66.5 cm
    £35,000
  • Truth Comes Full Circle
    Victoria Crowe

    Truth Comes Full Circle

    oil on linen
    H:76cm W:101.5cm
    £13,500
  • Sentinel Guardian I
    Victoria Crowe

    Sentinel Guardian I

    Oil on linen
    H:112cm W:56cm
    £25,000
  • Night Illusion
    Victoria Crowe

    Night Illusion

    Oil on board
    H:61cm W:51cm
    £11,000
  • Clearing with Scots Pine
    Victoria Crowe

    Clearing with Scots Pine

    Oil on Board
    H:58.5cm W:51cm
    £11,000
  • Inflorescence
    Victoria Crowe

    Inflorescence

    2007
    bound artist's book, edition 2 of 10
    H:22cm W:15cm
    £3000
  • Studio Interior with Mask
    Victoria Crowe

    Studio Interior with Mask

    Oil on linen
    H:71cm W:76cm
    £10,000
  • The Moving Finger
    Victoria Crowe

    The Moving Finger

    mixed media & intaglio - unframed
    H:18.5cm W:25cm
    £1350
  • Advent Assemby
    Victoria Crowe

    Advent Assemby

    1991
    Mixed media on paper
    H:80cm W:99cm
    £9,500
  • St Catherine in a Box - Cini Foundation
    Victoria Crowe

    St Catherine in a Box - Cini Foundation

    mixed media with intaglio
    H:18.5cm W:25cm
    £1350
  • Little Saint, Rialto
    Victoria Crowe

    Little Saint, Rialto

    mixed media with intaglio
    H:18.5cm W:25cm
    £1,450
  • Drawing Dogs in Venice
    Victoria Crowe

    Drawing Dogs in Venice

    mixed media with intaglio
    H:18.5cm W:25cm
    £1350
  • Accumulation - Turin
    Victoria Crowe

    Accumulation - Turin

    mixed media with intaglio
    H:18.5cm W:25cm
    £1,350
  • Shrine Deep in the Jungle
    Victoria Crowe

    Shrine Deep in the Jungle

    H:21cm W:27cm
    £1950