Cockenzie House & Gardens: John Bellany, Birthplace and Beginnings

Cockenzie House & Gardens: John Bellany, Birthplace and Beginnings

Welcome to a special exhibition of the artist John Bellany’s earliest works located in the village of Cockenzie & Port Seton where he was born and spent his childhood years. This exhibition explores the formative period of his life up until he left Scotland for the Royal College of Art in London and features life drawings and paintings, still life, portraits and figure compositions of that time, many of which have never been exhibited before In the exhibition, we shall be witness to the culture of the Scottish fishing
community he was born into, the essential elements of which inspired his unique vision underlying the body of his lifetime’s work that brought him international acclaim and recognition as one of the most powerful artists of his generation and one of Scotland’s best loved and celebrated sons

Image: John Bellany, ‘Fishing Boat coming into Harbour ‘

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