Joseph Grimond, 1st Baron Grimond, 1913 - 1993, Liberal statesman and theorist
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Joseph Grimond, 1st Baron Grimond, 1913 - 1993, Liberal statesman and theorist 1986
  • Scottish Art
'Jo' Grimond was the leader of the Parliamentary Liberal Party from 1956 to 67 and represented Orkney and Shetland in the House of Commons for thirty-three years. After the Second World War, the Liberal Party was on the verge of extinction but Grimond reversed this decline, doubling the party's representation at Westminster and tripling their share of the vote. Grimond admired the work of Heron, a major abstract painter, and it was at his suggestion that the artist was chosen to undertake this commission for the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. [Artist's title - PORTRAIT OF JO GRIMOND : 1986 : I]

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Abstract art

Art in which there is no attempt to represent anything existing in the world, particularly used of the 20th century onwards. ‘Abstraction’ refers to the process of making images that may in part derive from the visible world but which are reduced to basic formal elements.

Abstract art

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  • Acc. No. PG 2717
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 121.00 x 91.50 cm (framed 135.25 x 104.80 x 5.40 cm)
  • Credit Commissioned 1985