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Figurative draughtsman and painter, born in Scone, Perthshire, who gained a first-class honours degree at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, 1994–8. The world of Greco-Roman mythology and Velázquez were inspirations. After graduating in 1998 he was awarded Carnegie Trust and John Kinross Scholarships which allowed him to study in Madrid and Florence respectively. In the same year Reid was featured on the cover of Art Review and critic Edward Lucie-Smith invited his work for a New Classicists exhibition that he was curating for the Ostend Gallery of Modern Art, Belgium. Group shows included the RSA Students Exhibition and Six Scottish Artists, Harrogate, both 1998. In 1999 Reid had solo shows at Rendezvous Gallery, Aberdeen, and Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, the latter specially featuring him on its artLONDON stand in 2003.

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

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