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James Hardie


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James Hardie graduated from the Glasgow School of Art in 1959.  


He has received the following awards: the Keith Award (1958), Chalmers Bursary (1959), Torrance Award -RGI (1968), First Prize, Arbroath Festival (1971).    


In July 2000 Ken Oliver's collection of James Hardie's paintings, over a 35 year period, were presented to Stirling University.


Solo Exhibitions

1989 Charles Jahn Gallery, Chicago, USA
1988 The Compass Gallery, Glasgow
1981 Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

Selected Group Exhibitions

2000 "The Colour Blue", The Vennel Gallery, Irvine
1999 "The Pilot, the Plant and the Rose", The Vennel Gallery, Irvine
 1998 "Wilbur: the Discovery of Flight", the McLean Art Gallery & Museum, Greenock
1995  "75 Years of Glasgow School of Art Painting", Glasgow School of Art
1993-4  "Naked Pilot, Collins Gallery, Glasgow traveling to Dundee Art Gallery & Ferens Gallery, Hull
 1992 "Relationships in Art" with Gwen Hardie, Gillian Jason Gallery, London

Public & Private Collections

Aberdeen Art Gallery
Lanarkshire & Fife Education Committees
Leicester, Liverpool and Stockholm Universities
Kendal Art Gallery
Scottish Arts Council
Scottish Television
Strathclyde University
Stirling University
The Scottish Media Group


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