George Mackay Brown, 1921 - 1996. Poet (1985)
About this artwork
The poet, novelist and short story writer, George Mackay Brown, was born in Stromness on the mainland of Orkney. When he was a teenager, he developed tuberculosis, which prevented him from taking up an active career. In his late thirties he was finally able to attend the University of Edinburgh, and became a member of the circle of distinguished poets which included Sydney Goodsir Smith and Norman MacCaig. He then returned to Orkney where he spent the rest of his life. Brown's character was gentle and melancholic and his poetry has no trace of the aggression present in the works of other Scottish poets.
- title: George Mackay Brown, 1921 - 1996. Poet
- accession number: PGP 100.9
- artist: Pradip MaldeAmerican (born 1957)
- depicted: George Mackay Brown
- gallery: Scottish National Portrait Gallery(Print Room)
- object type: Photograph
- subject: Scottish literature Writing and literature
- materials: Platinum print
- date created: 1985
- measurements: 23.90 x 18.40 cm
- credit line: Purchased 1987
- copyright: © Pradip Malde
Pradip Malde was born in Arusha, Tanzania. His parents were of east Indian origin but had emigrated to east Africa. He has lived and worked in India, Spain, Britain and the United States. After graduating from Glasgow School of Art in 1980 he lived in Orkney for four years and then taught at Napier University in Edinburgh. Throughout this period, Malde experimented with the platinum printing process. Since moving to the United States he has continued to explore photographic processing, teaching an innovative 'Chemistry and Art' course at a university in Tennessee.