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Jock McFadyen RA (b. 1950)

Jock McFadyen was born in Paisley in 1950 and moved to England aged 15 in 1966. He gained his BA and MA from Chelsea School of Art which he attended from 1973 - 1977.

His first solo show was held at the Acme Gallery in London in 1978 and since then he has had over 60 solo exhibitions including The National Gallery (residency show), Camden Arts Centre, Imperial War Museum, Manchester Art Gallery, Kelvingrove Glasgow, Talbot Rice (Edinburgh Festival) and Pier Art Centre (St Magnus Festival). His work has been included in many mixed exhibitions in the UK and abroad including John Moores, Hayward Annual and The British Art Show.

In 1981 McFadyen was appointed Artist in Residence at The National Gallery London and in 1991 he designed sets and costumes for Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s last ballet, The Judas Tree, at The Royal Opera House Covent Garden.

McFadyen was elected to The Royal Academy of Arts in 2012 and in 2019 was co-ordinator of that year’s Summer Exhibition.

McFadyen’s work is held in 40 public museum collections including Tate Gallery, National Gallery, V&A, British Museum and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art as well as many corporate and private collections in the UK and abroad.

McFadyen lives and works in London, Edinburgh and France.


Royal Academician


Born: 1950 in Paisley, Scotland, United Kingdom

Nationality: British

Elected RA: 24 May 2012

Gender: Male

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Works by Jock McFadyen in the RA Collection

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