Adrian Wiszniewski

Philip Prowse, b. 1937 (1995)

About this artwork

Stage designer and director Philip Prowse was born in England and trained at the Slade School of Fine Art. In 1969 he moved to Scotland and began his long association with Glasgow's Citizens' Theatre. He has worked throughout the world and designed and directed for opera, ballet and drama.This oil sketch was made for a large group portrait of the three artistic Directors of the Citizens' Theatre, which was commissioned by the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

  • title: Philip Prowse, b. 1937
  • accession number: PG 3015
  • artist: Adrian WiszniewskiScottish (born 1958)
  • depicted: Philip Prowse
  • gallery: In Storage
  • object type: Painting
  • subject: Stage and Screen
  • medium: Acrylic on canvas
  • date created: 1995
  • measurements: 55.50 x 40.50 cm
  • credit line: Presented by the artist, Adrian Wiszniewski 1996
  • copyright: © ADRIAN WISZNIEWSKI

Adrian Wiszniewski

Adrian Wiszniewski

Wiszniewski was born in Glasgow. He studied architecture at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, then attended Glasgow School of Art from 1979 to 1983. He belonged to the group of Glasgow-based artists who led a revival of figurative painting in Scottish art during the 1980s. In Wiszniewski's early work, the artist created densely patterned picture surfaces, covered with marks and squiggles. Later this gave way to the use of a plainer background. However the same dreamy, awkward-looking young men still appeared in his paintings. His work lies within the poetic, romantic tradition of British art.