Jessie Ann Matthew

Edwin Morgan, 1920 - 2010. Poet. (From the series 'The Seven Poets') (1980)

About this artwork

This photograph is part of a series commissioned by Glasgow’s Third Eye Centre to accompany an exhibition of paintings and drawings of Scottish poets by Alexander Moffat. Seven photographs from the series were selected to be exhibited alongside Moffat’s portraits. Edwin Morgan was one of the most important Scottish poets of the twentieth century. From 1999 to 2002 he served as Glasgow’s Poet Laureate before being made the first ever ‘Scots Makar’ (Scotland’s national poet), in 2004. This is a captivating portrait of the poet with the focal point alternating between Morgan’s head and his hands.

Jessie Ann Matthew

Jessie Ann Matthew

Jessie Ann Matthew was born in 1952 and educated at the Central School of Art and Design, London. She has worked as a portrait photographer undertaking commissions from the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Particular projects include The Seven Poets (1981) with paintings by Alexander Moffat. More recently, Matthew has been making with texiles, in particular wall-hangings and paintings.