Posts Tagged ‘Joe Hargan

30
Jul
09

Scottish art: artist Joe Hargan PPPAI

Today’s post features one of our favourite Scottish Artists Joe Hargan.

Scottish artist Joe Hargan was born in Glasgow in 1952. Joe studied drawing and painting at the famous Glasgow School of Art from 1970-74 under influential artiists and tutors Danny Ferguson James Robertson and David Donaldson

Since the early 1970’s Hargan’s contemporary paintings have been regularly shown at the: the Royal Glasgow Institute of Art; Royal Society of Watercolours; Royal Scottish Academy of Art; The Paisley Art Institute; Royal Academy, London; Dick Institute, Kilmarnock; British Watercolor Society & National Portrait Gallery. He has also had works selected for the Royal Academy, London

The body of Joe Hargan paintings are remarkable for their diversity. His paintings are immediately recognisable and follow the rich tradition of colourist Scottish paintings. For the last ten years Hargan has completed numerous contemporary paintings of the now renowned character ‘Sniffy’. In today’s post Sniffy appears in ‘Silent Witness’. This is a large (52 x 52 inches) oil painting

Contemporary Painting by Joe Hargan 'Silent Witness'

Contemporary Painting by Joe Hargan 'Silent Witness'

and a truly stunning piece

Hargan’s art work is in collections throughout the world and he has been awarded a number of art prizes reflecting and rewarding the quality and breadth of his talent. He draws inspiration from many sources: Italian renaissance art, Spanish art, American influences such as Rothko and Newman; and artists Francis Bacon, Philipson and David Donaldson

Red Rag Gallery – Contemporary Scottish Art

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25
Jun
09

Scottish art – featured artist Joe Hargan

'Shaken But Not Stirred' by Joe Hargan PPPAI

'Shaken But Not Stirred' by Joe Hargan PPPAI

Today we featured one of the leading Contemporary Scottish Artists Joe Hargan.

Joe Hargan was born in Glasgow, 1952. He studied drawing and painting at the Glasgow School of Art from 1970-74 under Danny Ferguson James Robertson and David Donaldson

Hargan has exhibited his contemporary paintings regularly since the early 1970’s at: the Royal Glasgow Institute of Art; Royal Society of Watercolors; Royal Scottish Academy of Art; The Paisley Art Institute; Royal Academy, London; Dick Institute, Kilmarnock; British Watercolor Society & National Portrait Gallery. He has also had works selected for the Royal Academy, London

The body of Joe Hargan paintings are remarkable for their diversity. His paintings are immediately recognisable and follow the rich tradition of colourist Scottish paintings. For the last ten years Hargan has completed numerous contemporary paintings of the now renowned character ‘Sniffy’ – the world’s greatest art critic?! Hargan’s art work is in collections throughout the world and he has been awarded a number of art prizes reflecting and rewarding the quality and breadth of his talent. He draws inspiration from many sources: Italian renaissance art, Spanish art, American influences such as Rothko and Newman; and artists Francis Bacon, Philipson and David Donaldson

Today’s featured painting ‘Shaken But Not Stirred’ shows ‘Sniffy’ standing majestically on a plinth with a glass or two not far from hand. In the background the works of John Singer Sargent are hanging – could it be that they have shaken if not stirred the infamous art critic?

Red Rag Gallery – Contemporary Scottish Art

26
Apr
09

Featured Scottish artist: Joe Hargan

Our featured Scottish artist for April is  Joe Hargan .

Joe Hargan was born in Glasgow, 1952. He studied drawing and painting at the Glasgow School of Art from 1970-74 under Danny Ferguson James Robertson and David Donaldson

Joe Hargan has exhibited  his contemporary paintings regularly since the early 1970’s at: the Royal Glasgow Institute of Art; Royal Society of Watercolours; Royal Scottish Academy of Art; The Paisley Art Institute; Royal Academy, London; Dick Institute, Kilmarnock; British Watercolour Society & National Portrait Gallery.  In 1996 for the quality of his paintings and his service to Scottish art Joe Hargan was awarded the Paisley Art Institute diploma.

Joe Hargan

This month's featured Scottish artist - Joe Hargan

The diversity of Joe Hargan paintings is remarkable. However Hargan’s paintings are immediately recognisable and follow the rich tradition of vibrant, bold colourist Scottish paintings. Contemporary paintings by Joe Hargan of the renowned character ‘Sniffy’ have featured in many of his paintings and are now collected by art lovers worldwide. Hargan draws inspiration from many sources: Italian renaissance art, Spanish art, American influences such as Rothko and Newman; and of course British artists Francis Bacon, Philipson and David Donaldson




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