Bruce McLean is one of the major figures of contemporary British Art.
Born in 1944, he studied at Glasgow School of Art and at St. Martin’s School of Art in London, later teaching at the Slade School. His early reputation arose from his activities as a sculptor involved in performance art
He has obtained international recognition for his paintings and collaged silkscreen prints, work with film, theatre and books. Bruce’s bold and confident approach to printmaking and the wit evident therein, proved influential to his contemporaries and also to a generation of younger artists
Bruce is Professor of Fine Art and head of Graduate Painting at The Slade School of Fine Art. He has had solo exhibitions in every country in Europe, including a major one-day retrospective at the Tate Gallery in London, The Modern Art Gallery in Vienna and The Museum of Modern Art, Oxford. He also shows extensively in the US and Japan.