Jock Stein, 1922 - 1985. Football manager (2003)
About this artwork
A player of only modest ability, Jock Stein took up football to avoid spending a lifetime down the coalmines of his native Lanarkshire. Stein came into his own as a football manager. He turned the little-known Dunfermline Athletic into a team of European calibre. Glasgow Celtic became his real success story. Under his management the club won several League Cups, many Scottish Cups and various European titles. In 1978 Stein became Scotland's National Manager and the team qualified for the 1982 World Cup Finals in Spain.
Mark I'Anson studied at Grays School of Art, Aberdeen, from 1988 to 92. Since then his work has appeared in group and solo exhibitions. His prefered medium is pencil, sometimes sparingly tinted with watercolour or acrylic. In 2003 he completed a major commission for the Scottish National Portrait Gallery entitled 'Scotland's Dream Team'. This comprises twelve large works depicting Scotland's greatest football players from the last hundred years. I'Anson is currently based on the east coast of Scotland.