Iain Crichton Smith, 1928 - 1998. Poet. (From the series 'The Seven Poets')
© Jessie Ann Matthew

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Iain Crichton Smith, 1928 - 1998. Poet. (From the series 'The Seven Poets') 1980
This photograph is part of a series commissioned by Glasgow’s Third Eye Centre to accompany an exhibition of paintings and drawings of Scottish poets by Alexander Moffat. Seven photographs from the series were selected to be exhibited alongside Moffat’s portraits. Ian Crichton Smith was part of an outstanding generation of Scottish poets to emerge in the mid-twentieth century. Smith wrote poetry in both English and Gaelic, and his long poem ‘Am Faigh a Ghaidhlig Eas?’ (Shall Gaelic Die?) ponders the fate of Gaelic and its associated culture. This is a casual and relaxed portrait of the poet.

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  • Acc. No. PGP 16.10
  • Medium Silver gelatine print
  • Size 24.80 x 16.50 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1983