About the Artist
Neil Dallas Brown studied at Dundee College of Art & Technology 1954-58, at Hospitalfield Summer School 1958 and then a Post Graduate year at DJCA 1958-59 before a year at the Royal Academy Schools 1960-61. He later returned to teach at DJCA before being appointed Lecturer in Painting Studios at Glasgow School of Art 1979 where he stayed until his retirement. Despite modest commercial success Neil Dallas Brown’s emotional and often challenging work was critically well received. His deeply moving “Shroud” series of work, painted in response to the sectarian violence in Northern Ireland, are some of the most powerful visual statements on the Irish Troubles. He won numerous travelling scholarships to work and teach abroad and as well as participating in group shows had several prestigious solo exhibitions most notably at the Compass Gallery in Glasgow and a series in the late 60’s at the Piccadilly Gallery in London. His work is held in many public collections including Scottish Gallery of Modern Art, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool and McManus Galleries in Dundee.
1938 Born Elgin.
1954-58 Studied at Dundee College of Art and Technology.
1958 Studied at Hospitalfield Summer School, Arbroath.
1958-59 Post Graduate year Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee.
1959 David Murray Scholarship (R.A.).
1959 Scottish Education Department Travelling Scholarship (five months in Europe).
1960-61 Studied Royal Academy Schools, London. (Leverhulme Grant Award).
1961 David Murray Scholarship (R.A.).
1962 Chalmers Bursary (R.S.A.).
1965-66 Studied for teaching certificate at Dundee College of Education.
1967 Scottish Arts Council Award (to visit New York).
1970 Major prizewinner, Arts Council of N. Ireland Open Painting Exhibition (International Jury).
1975 Elected A.R.S.A. (resigned 1990).
1976 Elected Professional Member S.S.A.
1977 Scottish Arts Council Visual Arts Bursary (Short Term Award).
1979 Gillies Bequest Award R.S.A. (to tour Ireland).
1961-63 Taught art to young children. Various schools in Fife.
1966-68 Taught Art to adolescent children. Bell Baxter High School, Cupar, Fife.
1968-79 Visiting Lecturer at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee. (taught visual studies, basic design, object drawing and life drawing in school of design).
1976-79 Visiting Lecturer at both Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Glasgow School of Art.
1979 Appointed Lecturer in Painting Studios, School of Fine Art, Glasgow School of Art.
Has been visiting Artist at:
Parsons School of Design, New York.
American Institute for Foreign Summer School.
Dollar Summer School for the Arts.
Croydon College of Art.`
Glasgow School of Art.
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.
Ulster Polytechnic, Belfast.
Dundee College of Art.
Castle Toward Summer School.
Grays School of Art, Aberdeen.
Newport College of Art, Wales.
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, U.S.A.
Loughborough College of Art and Design.
Aberdeen Museum and Art Gallery
Arts council of Northern Ireland
Bell Baxter School collection, Cupar
City Art Centre, Edinburgh
Clackmannan County Council
College of Commerce, Dundee
College of Education, Dundee
Dumbarton Education Authority
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art permanent collection, Dundee
Fife Arts Development
Fife Education Authority
Glasgow Museums and Art Galleries
Glasgow School of Art
Hertfordshire County Council
Kinsway Technical College, Dundee
Kirkcaldy Museum and Art Gallery
Lillie Art Gallery, Milngavie
McManus Galleries and Museum, Dundee
McWood Oil Company, Texas
Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje, Yugoslavia
Nottingham City Art Gallery
Paisley Museum and Art Gallery
Perth Museum and Art Gallery
Pitlochry Festival Collection
Provincial Insurance Limited
Scottish Arts Council
Scottish Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh
Scottish Television Collection
Scunthorpe Education Committee
Spens Collection (Art International)
University of Dundee
University of York
Vincent Price Collection, USA
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
West Riding of Yorkshire Education Committee
1959 Duncan Institute, Cupar, Fife.
1960/72 Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art,Dundee.
1964 ’57 Gallery, Edinburgh.
1965/67 Tib Lane Gallery, Manchester.
1967/68/69/71/72/74/75 Piccadilly Gallery, London.
1968 Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh.
1969/76 Richard Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh.
1971/76 Compass Gallery, Glasgow.
1972 University of York.
1973 Gallerie Schreiner, Basle & Paris.
1975 Retrospective Tour: MacRobert Centre Gallery, University of Stirling, Dundee City Art Gallery, City of Edinburgh Art. Centre.
1976 Colin Jellicoe Gallery, Manchester. (drawings)
1978 Gilbert Parr Gallery, London.
Crawford Centre, University of St. Andrews.
1980 Arts Council Gallery, Belfast.
Artspace Galleries, Aberdeen.
Mackintosh Museum, Glasgow School of Art.
1981 E-S.U. Gallery, Edinburgh. (drawings)
1982 Kirkcaldy Museums and Art Gallery.
1983 Collins Gallery, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.
1985 Carlisle Museum and Art Gallery.
Dick Institute, Kilmarnock.
Gallery 22, Cupar, Fife.
1987 Perth Museum and Art Gallery
1989 Thackeray Gallery, London.
1991 Royal Burgh of Pittenweem Arts Festival (main artist).
1995 Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh.
1997 Cooper Gallery, Dundee University.
1999 Mackintosh Museum. Glasgow School of Art.
2001 The Weem Gallery, Pittenweem, Fife.
2002 Randolph Gallery, Edinburgh.