Black Box and Bronze Head

David McClure


McClure's still lifes, studio interiors and landscapes demonstrate an inspired sense of composition and use of rich colour. 

  • Artist

    David McClure

  • Date


  • Medium

    Oil on canvas

  • Object number


  • Dimensions unframed

    99 × 127 cm

  • Dimensions framed

    120 × 145 cm

  • Marks

    Signed and dated

  • Subject

    Still Life

  • Copyright

    Ⓒ The Artist's Estate. All Rights Reserved 2019/Bridgeman Images


David McClure RSA RSW RGI, 1926-1998

Born in Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire, McClure attended Glasgow University, breaking is studies for war service in the mines in 1944. Afterwards he studied at Edinburgh University and Edinburgh College of Art, and a travelling scholarship took him to Spain and Italy in 1952 and 1953. He taught part-time at Edinburgh College of Art from 1953 to 1955, when the college's award of the Andrew Grant Fellowship allowed him to paint full-time for two years, par of which he spent in Sicily. In 1957 he joined the teaching staff of Duncan Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee, where he was Head of Painting from 1983 until he retired two years later.