About this artwork

This work is part of a series of portraits of Scottish poets commissioned by the Scottish Arts Council. At this time in Scotland there existed an outstanding generation of poets which included Iain Crichton Smith. Smith wrote poetry in both English and Gaelic, and his long poem ‘Am Faigh a Ghaidhlig Eas?’ (Shall Gaelic Die?) ponders the fate of that language and culture.

  • title:
    Iain Crichton Smith, 1928 - 1998. Poet
  • accession number:
    PG 3073
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  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • date created:
    1980
  • measurements:
    90.00 x 151.50 cm (framed: 104.90 x 166.10 x 5.00 cm)
  • credit line:
    Presented by the Scottish Arts Council 1997
  • copyright:
    © Alexander Moffat
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve

Alexander Moffat

Alexander Moffat