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Edwin Morgan, 1920 - 2010. Poet. (From the series 'The Seven Poets')
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Edwin Morgan, 1920 - 2010. Poet. (From the series 'The Seven Poets') 1980

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  • Scottish Art
This photograph is part of a series commissioned by Glasgow’s Third Eye Centre to accompany an exhibition of paintings and drawings of Scottish poets by Alexander Moffat. Seven photographs from the series were selected to be exhibited alongside Moffat’s portraits. Edwin Morgan was one of the most important Scottish poets of the twentieth century. From 1999 to 2002 he served as Glasgow’s Poet Laureate before being made the first ever ‘Scots Makar’ (Scotland’s national poet), in 2004. This is a captivating portrait of the poet with the focal point alternating between Morgan’s head and his hands.

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  • Acc. No. PGP 16.11
  • Medium Silver gelatine print
  • Size 24.80 x 16.80 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1983