From Eggs (of Four Chickens)

Gary Anderson

  • Artist

    Gary Anderson

  • Date


  • Medium

    Mixed media on paper

  • Object number


  • Dimensions unframed

    45.7 × 87.6 cm

  • Dimensions framed

    80 × 119 cm

  • Marks

    Signed bottom right

  • Subject


  • Copyright

    Ⓒ The Artist


Gary Anderson, born 1960

Born in Baillieston, Glasgow, Anderson studied at Glasgow School of Art from 1980 to 1984. He won the school's John D. Kelly Award in 1981 and the Royal Glasgow Institute's Cargill Award three years later. Since graduating he has received further awards and has exhibited widely, having one-man shows in Glasgow, London and New York.
The recurring subject-matter of Anderson's early work was studies from nature - animals, flowers and birds, particularly chickens. These works were influenced by a variety of artists, including Joseph Crawhall, Peter Blake and Gustav Klimt. In recent years Anderson has painted a number of architectural works, including individual buildings that have attracted his attention on visits to New York, Chicago, Istanbul and Venice. At first glance one might take them for old photographs, but closer inspection reveals carefully worked layers of crayon, watercolour, ink and washes that Anderson has painstakingly applied, paying close attention to detail.