Tom Pow (1909-96) Still Life, 1936. The Todd Longstaffe-Gowan and Tim Knox Collection. Image: Robin Forester.

Portrait: Sophie Kandaouroff

A New Era: The Painter and The Poet

Tom Pow was one of the five painters involved in the original 'New Era' exhibition in 1939, his work features in our current exhibition A New Era: Scottish Modern Art 1900-1950. His son, Tom, is one of Scotland's foremost poets. In this discussion of his father's paintings, Tom Pow reflects on how his father's artistic legacy has influenced his own poetry.