Bruce McLean is a major figure of contemporary British Art. Born in 1944, he studied at Glasgow School of Art and at St. Martin’s School of Art in London, later teaching at the Slade Schools. His early reputation arose from his activities as a sculptor involved in performance art.
He has obtained international recognition for his paintings and prints, as well as his work in film, theatre and books. Bruce’s bold and confident approach to printmaking and the wit evident therein proved influential to his contemporaries and also to a generation of younger artists .
Bruce’s work is in private and public collections world wide, and he has had numerous one-man shows in both Europe and North America, including show at the Tate Gallery in London, the Modern Art Gallery in Vienna, the Arnolfini, and the Museum of Modern Art.