Steven Campbell

Frontispiece (from 'The Scottish Bestiary')

About this artwork

This print was made by Stephen Campbell as the frontispiece for ‘The Scottish Bestiary’, an artist book containing 20 prints by 7 Scottish artists, all of which illustrate poems and prose texts by George Mackay Brown. It was published by ‘The Paragon Press’ in 1986. Charles Booth-Clibborn, the founder of ‘The Paragon Press’, invited Mackay Brown to produce texts to accompany the artworks, which depict 19 different animals, real and mythological. The other invited Scottish artists were John Bellany, Peter Howson, Jack Knox, Bruce McLean, June Redfern and Adrian Wiszniewski. Campbell made two woodcuts for the Bestiary including this one, of a sword-dancer. His second print was an illustration of a lobster.

  • title:
    Frontispiece (from 'The Scottish Bestiary')
  • accession number:
    GMA 3018.1
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  • materials:
    Woodcut and letterpress on paper (24/60)
  • date created:
    Published 1986
  • measurements:
    56.50 x 39.00 cm (paper 76.00 x 56.50 cm)
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1987
  • copyright:
    © Estate of Steven Campbell

Steven Campbell

Steven Campbell