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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. Her next major exhibition of paintings at The Scottish Gallery will be held during the Edinburgh Festival in August 2018 and will coincide with The Scottish National Portrait Gallery which is holding a 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 of Scotland and became part of an international touring exhibition.

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. Victoria Crowe has also worked with Shubert’s Winterreise, a Parallel Journey in collaboration with opera singer Matthew Rose and pianist Gary Matthewman, performed at The Wigmore Hall in London and the Benjamin Britten studio in Snape, in which a video of Victoria’s work provided a visual dimension to the song cycle.

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Victoria Crowe (Duncan Macmillan)

Victoria Crowe: Reflection (2010 Exhibition catalogue)

Victoria Crowe: Light on the Landscape (2016 Exhibition Catalogue)

  • Healing Herb
    Victoria Crowe - Printmaker

    Healing Herb

    silkscreen, artist proof
    H:76.5cm W:56cm
    £825
  • Bellini Wall, Venice
    Victoria Crowe - Printmaker

    Bellini Wall, Venice

    c.2005
    intaglio on fibrous paper
    H:24cm W:42cm
    £650 (framed)
  • Winter Garden
    Victoria Crowe - Printmaker

    Winter Garden

    2012
    silkscreen edition 2 of 40
    H:76cm W:84cm
    £1,850 unframed
  • Against the Light, Warmer Change
    Victoria Crowe - Printmaker

    Against the Light, Warmer Change

    2015/16
    monoprint
    H:57cm W:67cm
    £3750
  • Against the Light, Clarity
    Victoria Crowe - Printmaker

    Against the Light, Clarity

    2015/16
    monoprint
    H:47cm W:66cm
    £3750
  • Fossil Plants
    Victoria Crowe - Printmaker

    Fossil Plants

    intaglio & etching
    H:24cm W:33cm
    £300
  • Real and Imagined World
    Victoria Crowe - Printmaker

    Real and Imagined World

    intaglio & silkscreen, edition of 100
    H:29cm W:34cm
    £550 framed - £420 unframed
  • Victoria Crowe
    Victoria Crowe - Printmaker

    Victoria Crowe

    2012
  • The City Reflected
    Victoria Crowe - Printmaker

    The City Reflected

    etching, collograph, silkcreen
    H:40.6cm W:51cm
    £800 framed
  • Large Tree Group, Winter
    Victoria Crowe - Printmaker

    Large Tree Group, Winter

    2014
    etching & silkscreen
    H:50.5cm W:71cm
    £1,250 - unframed £1,500 - framed
  • While in Venice
    Victoria Crowe - Printmaker

    While in Venice

    variation silkscreen print
    H:58cm W:50cm
    £900 framed
  • Drawn from Nature: Violet and Bog Palustus
    Victoria Crowe - Printmaker

    Drawn from Nature: Violet and Bog Palustus

    intaglio, silkscreen, chine colle
    H:18.5cm W:24.5cm
    £350 - unframed
  • Drawn from Nature: Tree Hibiscus
    Victoria Crowe - Printmaker

    Drawn from Nature: Tree Hibiscus

    intaglio, silkscreen, chine colle
    H:18.5cm W:24.5cm
    £350 - unframed
  • Drawn from Nature: Ouzo-drinking Butterfly and Wasps
    Victoria Crowe - Printmaker

    Drawn from Nature: Ouzo-drinking Butterfly and Wasps

    intaglio, silkscreen, chine colle
    H:18.5cm W:24.5cm
    £350 - unframed
  • Tuscan Hillside
    Victoria Crowe - Printmaker

    Tuscan Hillside

    intaglio & chine colle
    H:15cm W:11cm
    £300 - unframed
  • Snow Pine
    Victoria Crowe - Printmaker

    Snow Pine

    chine colle, intaglio monoprint
    H:15cm W:11cm
    £350 - framed
  • Italian Offerings
    Victoria Crowe - Printmaker

    Italian Offerings

    lithograph
    H:57cm W:70.5cm
    £650 framed - 550 unframed
  • Interior with Passing Figure
    Victoria Crowe - Printmaker

    Interior with Passing Figure

    silkscreen print
    H:56cm W:103.5cm
    £900 (framed)
  • Head and Chalice
    Victoria Crowe - Printmaker

    Head and Chalice

    intaglio, collograph & gold leaf
    H:20.75cm W:29.5cm
    £450 - framed
  • Encounter - Sinopia
    Victoria Crowe - Printmaker

    Encounter - Sinopia

    intaglio etching
    H:25cm W:31cm
    £350 - unframed
  • Drawn from Nature: Young Jackdaw
    Victoria Crowe - Printmaker

    Drawn from Nature: Young Jackdaw

    intaglio, silkscreen, chine colle
    H:18.5cm W:24.5cm
    £350 - unframed
  • Drawn from Nature, Iridescent Beetles
    Victoria Crowe - Printmaker

    Drawn from Nature, Iridescent Beetles

    intaglio, silkscreen & chine colle
    H:18.5cm W:24.5cm
    £450 - framed
  • Drawn from Nature: Crane Flies and Dragonfly
    Victoria Crowe - Printmaker

    Drawn from Nature: Crane Flies and Dragonfly

    intaglio, silkscreen & chine colle
    H:18.5cm W:24.5cm
    £450 - framed
  • Landscape with Figure and Dogs
    Victoria Crowe - Printmaker

    Landscape with Figure and Dogs

    silkscreen and etching
    H:34.5cm W:47.5cm
    £750 unframed
  • Jenny & Feeding
    Victoria Crowe - Printmaker

    Jenny & Feeding

    etching
    H:32cm W:24cm
    £500 unframed, £600 framed
  • Solstice, Trees and Ice
    Victoria Crowe - Printmaker

    Solstice, Trees and Ice

    2012
    collograph & intaglio
    H:50cm W:40cm
    £800 framed, £700 unframed
  • Bellini Wall, Venice
    Victoria Crowe - Printmaker

    Bellini Wall, Venice

    collograph
    H:24cm W:42cm
    £550 (framed)