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Painter in oil, acrylic and watercolour, and teacher, born in Gourock, Renfrewshire. He studied at Glasgow School of Art, 1949–53, a notable teacher being Walter Pritchard for mural painting, in which Gorman gained his diploma, also winning a travelling scholarship. His own murals include Trinity College, Glasgow, 1953–4; a mural design for Eastwood Senior High School, 1966; and for Moorfoot Primary School, Gourock, 1970. His National Service included various art work and a mural, now in the War Office. He went on to be principal teacher of art and design at John Neilson Institute, Paisley, and at Port Glasgow High School. Gorman’s work ranged from delicate landscape watercolours to strong figurative pictures. He claimed a “Celtic influence in my use of nets to generate images”.

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


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