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George Bain: Master of Celtic Art

  • 1st October 2011 − 12th February 2012 | Scottish National Gallery

Often referred to as the ‘father of modern Celtic design', George Bain was a key figure in the revival of Celtic art in the twentieth century and devoted much of his life to studying intricate decorative designs used by ancient Picts and Celts. Bain popularised the subject, encouraging students not to simply repeat designs, but to also understand their constructions and create anew.

This display features a selection of Bain’s drawings, as well as objects inspired by them.

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