Printmaker, sculptor and artist in various materials, and administrator, born and lived in Aberdeen. He studied at Gray’s School of Art there, graduating in printed textiles, followed by a postgraduate year. His teachers included Charles Hemingway. Was a founder-member of Peacock Print Workshop and of Artspace in Aberdeen and went on to direct the Workshop. Won a Scottish Arts Council grant in 1976. Among his commissions was a sculpture called Sea Sign for Peterhead Power Station. A sea theme was common in Watson’s work, as in his Sea/Art, A detail from Harbour Poetry, shown in 1995 at the RSA, of which he was then an associate. He showed at Venice Biennale in 1990 and had solo exhibitions at Edinburgh Print Workshop, Aberdeen Arts Centre and Compass Gallery in Glasgow.

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

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