artist biography

james mcnaught was born in glasgow in 1948. the son of two carpet designers, he grew up drawing and painting; he recalls his first experience with a painting being when he saw a picasso, becoming determined that the subject was his mother. this early appreciation of picasso's work can be found in mcnaught's own art, perhaps especially in his curious and fanciful portraits.

mcnaught developed his own skills and technique as he grew up, though never attaining a formal qualification throughout school. this determination led to his acceptance to the glasgow school of art in 1966. he worked as an art teacher for some time, but after retiring, was able to paint full time and reach higher levels of recognition and success.

now a member of the rsa, rgi and rsw, mcnaught has gained a large following of admirers and collectors for his unusual and thought-provoking works.

james mcnaught rsw rgi original ‘la grande bouffe’

£3,616

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Details

Medium: Watercolour and Gouache

Format: Original on paper

Size 12 x 18″ plus frame

Signed: Yes

Condition: Excellent

Provenance: Original sales invoice

About this artwork: this scottish artist’s strange and other-worldly scenes always have more to find, the longer you spend search the piece, with hidden details and suggestions of a much deeper narrative. this charming – yet somehow eerie – townscape is a superb example of the work that james is famous for.

 

originally bought from the open eye gallery in edinburgh. this painting comes with full authenticity.

(estimate includes ARR, finders fee & taxes)

artist biography

james mcnaught was born in glasgow in 1948. the son of two carpet designers, he grew up drawing and painting; he recalls his first experience with a painting being when he saw a picasso, becoming determined that the subject was his mother. this early appreciation of picasso's work can be found in mcnaught's own art, perhaps especially in his curious and fanciful portraits.

mcnaught developed his own skills and technique as he grew up, though never attaining a formal qualification throughout school. this determination led to his acceptance to the glasgow school of art in 1966. he worked as an art teacher for some time, but after retiring, was able to paint full time and reach higher levels of recognition and success.

now a member of the rsa, rgi and rsw, mcnaught has gained a large following of admirers and collectors for his unusual and thought-provoking works.

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