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Painter whose works “through their repainting portray a powerful sense of illumination, both light and dark, thereby generating a spiritual atmosphere.” He drew “on ancient symbols from my own Scottish background and elsewhere”. Born in Glasgow, Dick attended Glasgow School of Art, 1971–2, studying fine art at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, 1972–6, with postgraduate studies there, 1976–7, also attending St Martin’s School of Art, 1977–8. Among Dick’s many awards were First Prize, Grampian Television Award, 1974; Carnegie Scholar, RSA, 1975; Elizabeth T Greenshields Scholarship, 1977; Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award, 1989; British Council Awards, 1990, 1992 and 2001; and an Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Award, 2001.

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

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