Alexander 'Sandy' Fraser

Jean Redpath, 1937 - 2014. Singer and lecturer (1997)

About this artwork

This portrait was painted to celebrate the sixtieth birthday of Jean Redpath. Born in Edinburgh and raised in Fife, Redpath is internationally known as a singer of traditional Scottish ballads. She is the world's pre-eminent interpreter of the songs of Robert Burns. Fraser has shown the singer as if dressed for a performance, with a glimpse of a typical fishing village of the East Neuk of Fife to the right. This portrait was commissioned by the Glenrothes and District Burns Club and was destined from the start for the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

  • title: Jean Redpath, 1937 - 2014. Singer and lecturer
  • accession number: PG 3110
  • artist: Alexander 'Sandy' FraserScottish (born 1940)
  • depicted: Jean Redpath
  • gallery: On Loan
  • object type: Painting
  • subject: Music
  • medium: Oil on canvas
  • date created: 1997
  • measurements: 113.10 x 99.20 cm
  • credit line: Commissioned and presented by the Glenrothes and District Burns Club 1998

Alexander 'Sandy' Fraser

Alexander 'Sandy' Fraser

Alexander Fraser was born in Aberdeen. He studied at Gray's School of Art and Hospitalfield House, Arbroath from 1958 to 1962. After graduating he travelled in France and Italy. He later joined the staff of Gray's as a senior lecturer in painting. Fraser has worked in variety of styles throughout his career, holding one man exhibitions since the mid 1960s. Since the 1980s, Fraser's work has become increasingly figurative.