Mark I'Anson

Kenny Dalglish, b. 1951. Footballer (2003)

About this artwork

Kenneth Dalglish is widely regarded as the most successful British footballer of his generation. A prolific goalscorer, he was the first ever to score a hundred goals in both the English and Scottish leagues. Born in Glasgow, he grew up supporting Rangers, but it was rival club Celtic who signed him in 1967. Dalglish appeared in the first team in 1970, after which he helped Celtic win four Championships, four Scottish Cups and one League Cup. In 1977 Dalglish moved to Liverpool for a record fee of £440,000. At Anfield he was part of the teams that won the European Cup in 1978, 1981 and 1984. Winning a total of 102 selections for Scotland, in 1985 he was appointed player-manager at Liverpool and his immediate League and Cup ‘double’ formed the start of a fairly successful managerial career.

  • title: Kenny Dalglish, b. 1951. Footballer
  • accession number: PG 3343
  • artist: Mark I'AnsonScottish (born 1968)
  • depicted: Kenny Dalglish
  • gallery: In Storage
  • object type: Work on paper
  • subject: Sport and leisure
  • materials: Mixed media on paper
  • date created: 2003
  • measurements: 178.00 x 117.00 cm
  • credit line: Commissioned 2003
  • copyright: © MARK I’ANSON
  • photographer: Antonia Reeve

Mark I'Anson

Mark I'Anson

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.