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Richard Walker

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Richard Walker 1984

Not on display

  • Scottish Art
This photograph shows the painter Richard Walker in his Glasgow studio in 1984. Malde was staying with Walker after recently moving to Glasgow, following four years living and working on the Orkney Isles. It is a dark and atmospheric shot which captures some interesting, and initially alien, objects in the foreground. At this time Walker was grinding his own pigments and here Malde has incorporated the tools needed to do this - a glass muller, bags of pigments, oils for binding and a plate of glass.

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A tool made of stone or glass which is used by artists to grind pigments.



  • Acc. No. PGP 100.2
  • Medium Platinum print
  • Size 23.70 x 18.80 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1987