Lennox Dunbar RSA

‘What were once precious or cherished objects for one individual can so easily be discarded or neglected, and through time or rediscovery be reviewed or analysed with fresh curiosity to take on a renewed significance.’

Lennox Dunbar


Lennox Dunbar RSA (b 1952) is well known for his mixed media paintings, drawn from the cultural landscape of Northeast Scotland. Dunbar often incorporates objects from his locale, layering and reworking the surface to explore place and perception. Dunbar’s intuitive process ‘mimics and inverts archaeology’, using elements of collage to create multi-layered paintings with a sculptural quality.


Lennox Dunbar is Emeritus Professor of Fine Art at Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen. Dunbar is the recipient of many awards including the Municipal Art Museum Prize, Gyor, Hungary, the International Print Biennale, Varna, Bulgaria, the Shell Premier Award, prize for the Cleveland Drawing Biennale, and the Whyte and Mackay Award, Society of Scottish Artists. Dunbar has been a visiting artist at many universities and workshops worldwide and since 1999 has conducted annual workshops at Printmaking Center, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. Dunbar has exhibited widely in the UK, Europe and the USA.