The Bookseller of Stromness by Calum Morrison

The artist lives and works in Stromness.

Details

Category:
Literary
Medium:
Oil on canvas Dimensions: 137 x 183 cm
Art Fund grant:
£875 ( Total: £3,500)
Acquired in:
2006
Vendor:
Calum Morrison

With no formal art training, he is highly thought of locally and is making his mark on the contemporary art scene. This work combines a portrait of the proprietor of Stromness Books and Prints with a surrealistic tapestry of literary achievements. Many of the books whose covers are seen in the painting are instantly recognizable as being written by Orcadians about Orkney or having some other Orkney connections. It is a painting about connections, the lifeblood of the town, giving a sense of belonging and weaving people and place together.

Provenance

The artist.

Venue details

Orkney Museum Broad Street, KIRKWALL Highlands and Islands KW15 1DH 01856 873191 www.museumsgalleriesscotland.org.uk

Entry details

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