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Painter, muralist, printmaker and teacher, born in Glasgow, where he studied at the School of Art, 1953–7, and was awarded a RSA Travelling Scholarship. He gained Scottish Arts Council Awards in 1967 and 1972. McCulloch was artist-in-residence at the University of Sussex, 1976, and won 1st Prize Stirling Smith Biennale, 1985. He was elected a member of SSA, 1964, and an associate of the RSA, 1989. McCulloch was commissioned to paint murals for the Italian Centre, Glasgow, 1989, and was winner of the Glasgow International Concert Hall Mural Competition, 1989–90. In 1991–2 he lost a fight to prevent his work being suppressed, leaving him with a “sense of outrage and futility engendered by … philistinism”. McCulloch was a creator of powerful images with a hint of German Expressionism.

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

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