Will Maclean (b 1941) MBE, FRSE, RSA


Will Maclean's work is about man and the sea, and this embattled but beautiful relationship. Fishing, people, flotsam, boats and memories – there are so many stories to be told. His work is also about poetry, written using beach-combed objects or whatever medium comes to his skilled hands. These tactile poems grip, tease and endure as well as any verse.


Will Maclean is represented in private and public collections worldwide, including the 

Aberdeen Art Gallery, Arts Council of Great Britain, BBC Scotland, British Museum, British Transport, Dundee District Council. Edinburgh City Art Gallery, Fanim Hall Collection, Vancouver, Canada, Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Glasgow Art Gallery, Kelvingrove, Government Art Collection, London, Highland Regional Council, Hospitalfield House, Arbroath, Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, King’s College, Cambridge, McLaurin Art Gallery and Museum, Ayr, McManus Art Gallery, Dundee, McMaster Museum of Art, Ontario, Canada, National Library of Scotland, National Trust for Scotland, Perth Museum and Art Gallery, The Fleming Collection, London, The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Royal Scottish Academy Collection, St Andrews University Collection, Scottish Arts Council, Scottish Maritime Museum, Irvine, Ayreshire, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Texaco Collection, Westfield State Collection, Massachusetts, USA and the Yale Centre for British Art, New Haven, USA.