Bruce McLean

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Bruce McLean
EducationGlasgow School of Art (1961–1963)
Saint Martin's School of Art (1963–1966)

Bruce McLean (born 1944) is a Scottish sculptor, performance artist and painter.

McLean was born in Glasgow[1] and studied at Glasgow School of Art from 1961 to 1963, and at Saint Martin's School of Art, London, from 1963 to 1966.[2] At Saint Martin's, McLean studied with Anthony Caro[3] and Phillip King. In reaction to what he regarded as the academicism of his teachers he began making sculpture from rubbish.[4]

McLean has produced paintings, sculptures, ceramics, prints, work with film, theatre and books.[5] McLean was Head of Graduate Painting at The Slade School of Fine Art London[6] He has had one man exhibitions including Tate Gallery in London, Arnolfini, Bristol, The New Art Gallery, Walsall, The Modern Art Gallery in Vienna and Museum of Modern Art, Oxford.[7]

In 1985, he won the John Moores Painting Prize.[8][9]

Mclean lives and works in London. His son is the architect Will McLean.[2]

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  1. ^ Bruce Mclean artist and
  2. ^ a b Tate Collection | Bruce McLean
  3. ^ untitled Archived 10 April 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ British Council Archived 21 May 2006 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Bruce McLean : Studio18, Contemporary Art Dealers". Archived from the original on 2 October 2011. Retrieved 31 December 2007.
  6. ^ Slade School of Fine Art : Graduate Studies Archived 30 December 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "Bruce McLean, Artist". Archived from the original on 26 June 2007. Retrieved 31 December 2007.
  8. ^ "John Moores 14, 1985 – Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool museums". Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  9. ^ "Artist: Bruce McLean". Retrieved 12 December 2018.