Charles Anderson DA RSW Hon FRIAS

Charles Anderson studied Drawing and Painting at the Glasgow School of Art. He graduated with a diploma in 1959. The following year he entered The Royal Scottish Academy painting competition for Post Graduate students and won the Chalmer Bursary.

He taught art for five years and then worked as a professional mural painter and sculptor for the next 30 years,on major Art and Design projects throughout the UK. Charles designed and made the tallest sculpture in the UK -a 53ft high cold cast bronze sculpture in the entrance hall of the Scottish Amicable headquarters in Stirling. In 1996 Charles won a national sculpture competition to provide a bronze figurative group for Livingston New Town.

Since 1997 Charles has returned to easel painting and he exhibits at The Royal Glasgow Institute and The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour.

In recognition of his work Charles Anderson was recently awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (Hon. FRIAS) for “services to art and the public realm”.

Selected Exhibitions:

The Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts The Royal Scottish Society of Watercolours
The Royal Scottish Academy
The Paisley Art Institute

Awards

1960 Won Chalmers Bursary in Royal Scottish Academy painting competition.

1996 Livingston Development Corporation. National Sculpture Competition
Charles Anderson was the winner of a national sculpture competition promoted by the Corporation of Livingston New Town and was commissioned to provide a large bronze figurative group entitled "The Community" for the town centre. A photograph of this featured as the cover for the book An Essay for Today - The Scottish new Towns 1947 to 1997 by David Cowling (Rutland Press 1997).
2004 Paisley Art Institute - Kennox (Aspect) Prize Finalist
2004 Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts (RGI) - Mabel Mackinlay Award for Painting
2004 Elected to membership of The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolours (RSW)
2007 Paisley Art Institute – William Bowie Award & The James BS Curr Memorial Prize
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In the Heat of Summer, Hebrides by Charles Anderson DA RSW Hon FRIAS