Title: Syrian Scarecrow II
Size: 49cm x 49cm
Medium: Oil on Paper

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Syrian Scarecrows – “In 2016 I started a series of war images on the Syrian conflict. The vandalism from IS’s barbaric destruction of places such as Aleppo and Pymaric which are World Heritage Sites made me furious at all this wanton destruction. Any standing effigy, to them in their warped ideology, seemed against their religious history, going way back to the dark days (it seems). Even a scarecrow was against their beliefs!” Joe Urie 2019

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About the Artist

Joseph Urie was born Glasgow 1947. Trained at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee 1977-81 and the RA Schools 1981-84. Won a number of important awards including the Chalmers Jervis Prize and British Institute Prize 1980, Farquhar Reid travelling scholarship 1981 and the J van Beuren Wittman prize 1984. Expressionist painter, often autobiographical with use of symbols, rich colours and thick, textured brush strokes. Included in the influential “Vigorous Imagination” exhibition at SNGMA in 1987 along with rising stars Peter Howson, Ken Currie, Stephen Conroy amongst others. Included in the City collections of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee.