We are delighted to announce William Crosbie's fifth solo show with The Scottish Gallery.
'My devotion to the muse and the life it has led me has meant I have enjoyed richness of texture not readily to hand to the majority of my fellow citizens.' William Crosbie, 1990
Crosbie did enjoy the life he led, the distinct, challenging life of the devoted creative. He had a fine, enquiring mind, was deeply read and was immersed in the liberal arts; he had great technical gifts and was happy to apply these far beyond the confines of studio and easel but at the same time he recognised that a painter needed to paint and to exhibit. This determination to be engaged with the hurly burly and a prodigious work ethic have left much to be rediscovered and when his widow Anne moved from the home they shared in Hampshire last year we felt that so much unseen work deserved an airing, alongside one of his many wonderful model boats. We are grateful to the family for their faith and assistance and to Ewan Mundy for his fine introduction in the accompanying catalogue. Click here to purchase the catalogue.
Self and Maiden View details
Self and Maidenc.1949pen and washH:34cm W:24cm£950The Saddle, Balmaha, Barren with Trees View details
The Saddle, Balmaha, Barren with Trees1943ink on paperH:25cm W:35.5cm£1,500Trees in Landscape View details
Trees in Landscape1943watercolourH:26cm W:31cm£1,500Tree in Landscape View details
Tree in Landscapec.1943ink on paperH:17.5cm W:15cm£750Irish Tree View details
Irish Tree1952ink on paperH:49cm W:74cm£2,250Compotier Still Life View details
Compotier Still Lifec.1950oil on boardH:50.8cm W:60.9cm£5,500Abstract Portrait with Red Triangle View details
Abstract Portrait with Red Trianglec.1951oil on boardH:35cm W:20cmSoldWoman Singing View details
Woman Singingc.1955oil on canvas boardH:76.2cm W:63.5cm£4,500Parrot and Still Life View details