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George Murray Burnett (1921–1980)
© the artist. Photo credit: Heriot-Watt University

George Murray Burnett (1921–1980) 1982

Peter Collins (b.1935)

Heriot-Watt University
Painter and teacher, born in Inverness, whose work could have a Surrealist quality. He studied at Edinburgh College of Art, 1952–6, and gained a Post-Diploma Scholarship and an Andrew Grant Major Travelling Scholarship in 1957, studying in Italy, 1957–8. Lectured at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee. He was a professional member of SSA. Group shows included Arts Council of Northern Ireland, New Charing Cross Gallery in Glasgow and in 1970 he was included in Scottish Arts Council show Seven Painters in Dundee, where he lived. Had a solo show at Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, 1968. Aberdeen Art Gallery, Scottish Arts Council and Edinburgh Education Authority hold examples.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)


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