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Scottish Stoics: A Prostitute
© the artist/courtesy Flowers Gallery, London and New York. Photo credit: Glasgow Museums

Scottish Stoics: A Prostitute 1989

Ken Currie (b.1960)

Glasgow Museums

Scottish painter, the most overtly political of the *Glasgow School which emerged in the 1980s. Born in North Shields to Scottish parents, he studied at *Glasgow School of Art between 1978 and 1983. While a student he discovered a strain of socially committed realist painting in the work of *Dix, *Grosz, and *Rivera. His paintings deal with issues of working-class solidarity and self-improvement but also with despair at contemporary conditions.

Text source: A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art (Oxford University Press)


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