Victoria Crowe - PrintmakerOBE, 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. 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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Winter Garden2012silkscreen edition 2 of 40H:76cm W:84cm£1,850 unframed
Against the Light, Warmer Change2015/16monoprintH:57cm W:67cm£3750
Against the Light, Clarity2015/16monoprintH:47cm W:66cm£3750
Fossil Plantsintaglio & etchingH:24cm W:33cm£300
Real and Imagined Worldintaglio & silkscreen, edition of 100H:29cm W:34cm£420 - unframed
The City Reflectedetching, collograph, silkcreenH:40.6cm W:51cm£850 framed
Large Tree Group, Winter2014etching & silkscreenH:50.5cm W:71cm£1,250 - unframed £1,500 - framed
While in Venicevariation silkscreen printH:58cm W:50cm£800 - unframed
Drawn from Nature: Violet and Bog Palustusintaglio, silkscreen, chine colleH:18.5cm W:24.5cm£350 - unframed
Drawn from Nature: Tree Hibiscusintaglio, silkscreen, chine colleH:18.5cm W:24.5cm£350 - unframed
Drawn from Nature: Ouzo-drinking Butterfly and Waspsintaglio, silkscreen, chine colleH:18.5cm W:24.5cm£350 - unframed
Tuscan Hillsideintaglio & chine colleH:15cm W:11cm£300 - unframed
Snow Pinechine colle, intaglio monoprintH:15cm W:11cm£350 - framed
Italian OfferingslithographH:57cm W:70.5cm£550 - unframed
Interior with Passing Figuresilkscreen printH:56cm W:103.5cm£750 - unframed
Head and Chaliceintaglio, collograph & gold leafH:20.75cm W:29.5cm£450 - framed
Encounter - Sinopiaintaglio etchingH:25cm W:31cm£350 - unframed
Drawn from Nature: Young Jackdawintaglio, silkscreen, chine colleH:18.5cm W:24.5cm£350 - unframed
Drawn from Nature, Iridescent Beetlesintaglio, silkscreen & chine colleH:18.5cm W:24.5cm£450 - framed
Drawn from Nature: Crane Flies and Dragonflyintaglio, silkscreen & chine colleH:18.5cm W:24.5cm£450 - framed
Landscape with Figure and Dogssilkscreen and etchingH:34.5cm W:47.5cm£750 unframed
Jenny & FeedingetchingH:32cm W:24cm£500 unframed, £600 framed