CRAWFORD, Alistair

1945 - ?

Alistair Crawford

Alistair Crawford, was born at Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire on 23 January 1945, son of John Gardiner Crawford and his wife Mary Anna née Holiday. He studied at Glasgow School of Art 1962-1966 and later taught in the Department of Textile Industries, University of Leeds and at Coventry Polytechnic. Attracted by the unique landscape of Mid Wales, in 1974 he webt to live there and, amongst many distinctions gained since, became the first Professor of Art in the history of Wales. He also instigated a new School of Art and the School of Art Gallery & Museum which opened in Aberystwyth in 1994. In 1996 he performed the first of his solo stage shows: 'An Evening with Eugenie Strong in Rome', followed in 2001 by autobiographical tales in the form of 'Brief Exposure'. He worked as painter, printmaker, photographer and art historian and in 1971 was commissioned by the University of Leeds to create the mural 'The Palio at Siena'. Crawford gained a British Council Artists Award in 1981 and in 1988 founded Aberystwyth Printmakers with Robert Meyrick (born 1958). He has enjoyed more than 100 shows both in the UK and internationally as well as solo exhibitions including 'Barcelona Tango' 1993-1995, shown in USA and Britain and 'A Return to Wales', retrospective 1975-2000, at the National Library of Wales. His works are held by major collections including in Glasgow, British Council and Imperial College. He married on 5 November 1971, Joan Martin and lives at Dove House, Great Cornard, Sudbury, Suffolk.

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