Reprinted to co-incide with Victoria Crowe’s forthcoming exhibition Another Time, Another Place at the Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh.
Victoria Crowe is one of the United Kingdom's most distinguished painters. This book gives a fresh insight into her practice from a variety of perspectives. This monograph features her portraiture, still life and landscapes, by one of the United Kingdom's most distinguished painters.
Born in Kingston-on-Thames and educated at the Royal College of Art in London, Crowe was invited at the age of twenty-three to join the teaching staff of Edinburgh College of Art by the Head of Drawing and Painting, Robin Philipson. There followed three decades of teaching at the College, during which time she exhibited widely and gained the esteem of her fellow artists and the recognition of private patrons and public galleries.
Accolades followed. Her 2000 exhibition 'A Shepherd's Life' in Edinburgh met with huge critical acclaim and subsequently toured the United Kingdom. She was awarded the OBE in 2004 and made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2010.
About the author: Susan Mansfield is a writer and journalist. She was a feature writer on The Scotsman for twelve years, specialising in the arts and literature, and now works freelance in journalism and PR.