Aberdeen Art Gallery

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Aberdeen Art Gallery

Aberdeen Art Gallery is the main visual arts exhibition space in the city of Aberdeen, Scotland. It was founded in 1884, in a building designed by Alexander Marshall Mackenzie.[1] In 1900 it received the art collection of Alexander Macdonald, a local granite merchant.[2]

The gallery is noted for its fine collection of modern Scottish and international art, including works by Ken Currie, Gilbert & George, Ivor Abrahams, Bridget Riley and Bruce McLean.

The permanent collection includes 18th-century works by Henry Raeburn, William Hogarth, Allan Ramsay and Joshua Reynolds, and 20th-century works by Paul Nash and Francis Bacon,[1], the Post-Impressionists and the Scottish Colourists, as well as applied arts and crafts.

The central hall is supported by granite columns in a variety of colours, derived from different quarries in the local area and far beyond.

At the western end of the building, with a room inside and a monument outside, is a major war memorial.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Darwin Porter, Danforth Prince. Frommer's Scotland. p. 282. 
  2. ^ Hourihane, Colum. The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture, Volume 2. p. 6. 

External links

  • Aberdeen Art Gallery

Coordinates: 57°08′54″N 2°06′09″W / 57.1482°N 2.1024°W / 57.1482; -2.1024

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