About this artwork

James 'Jim' Naughtie is a distinguished journalist, author and radio presenter. From 1994 to 2015 he was one of the main presenters of Radio 4's Today Programme; he is now a Special Correspondent and Books Editor for BBC News. Naughtie has anchored every BBC Radio UK election results programme since 1997 and worked on every US presidential election since 1988. He presented the BBC Proms for many years. He is Chancellor of the University of Stirling and in 2017 was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. His books include The Rivals: The Intimate Story of a Political Marriage (2001), The Accidental American: Tony Blair and the Presidency (2007), The Making Of Music (2007) and two novels The Madness of July (2014) and Paris Spring (2016).

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
    Brendan KellyScottish (born 1970)
  • title:
    James Naughtie, b.1951
  • date created:
    2017 - 2018
  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • measurements:
    108.00 x 90.20 x 5.00 cm (base size); 119.00 x 101.50 x 8.50 cm (framed size)
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Commissioned in 2016 with the support of The Friends of the National Galleries of Scotland
  • accession number:
    PG 3774
  • gallery:
  • depicted:
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