Alasdair Gray’s Life in Pictures

The Exhibition. Paintings, Drawings and Prints, 1951 – 2017

Until 12 August

Coningsby Gallery, 30 Tottenham Street, London, W1T 4RJ

Alasdair Gray’s self-illustrated, tour de force novels, plays, poetry and short story collections now number more than 50 titles and have been translated into 17 languages, including Polish, Serbo-Croatian and Turkish. He spent 30 years writing his debut novel, Lanark, first published in 1981. Set in his home city of Glasgow, the book combines realism and dystopian surrealism to extraordinary effect. Now a cult classic, it was described by the Guardian in 2008 as a ‘landmark of 20th-century fiction.’

Gray

Alasdair’s virtuoso paintings, drawings and prints have been acquired over the years by various public collections, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Kelvingrove Gallery, the Glasgow Museum of Modern Art, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, and the National Library of Scotland.

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