Geoff Squire

Barbara Rae RA, born 1943

About this artwork

The acclaimed painter and printmaker Barbara Rae studied at Edinburgh College of Art (1961-65) and taught in Edinburgh until 1972.  She became a lecturer in Drawing, Painting and Printmaking at Aberdeen College of Education and then a lecturer in Drawing and Painting at the Glasgow School of Art (1975-96).  Her major awards include the Calouste Gulbenkian Printmaking Award and the Guthrie Medal from the Royal Scottish Academy.  Rae was elected President of the Society of Scottish Artists in 1983, a member of the RSA in 1992 and a Royal Academician in 1996.  She was awarded a CBE in 1999 and has received honorary doctorates from universities of Napier and St Andrews. The artist Geoffrey Squires taught with Rae at the Glasgow School of Art, where they became friends. 

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