Title: Slow Ballad (Blues Number) (1978)
Size: 15.5cm x 12.3cm
Medium: Graphite & Gouache

Price: £395

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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.

Neil Dallas Brown 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).

Academic appointments

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.

Dundee University.


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

Private collections.

Solo Exhibitions

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.