George Devlin studied at Glasgow School of Art 1955 – 1960 where he won the premier awards and top national scholarships from the Royal Scottish Academy. He then studied extensively in Europe and Africa, returning to teach composition in the Painting School of Glasgow School of Art from 1962. In 1964 he was elected an RSW and was awarded major Arts Council award 1968 before he set up his own painting school in Scotland in 1969, which he later transferred to France. In 1972 he presented a series on Art for Scottish Television, and in 1973 designed the set and costumes for the ballet “ Embers” which was toured by Scottish Ballet. He was elected chairman of the Glasgow League of Artists in 1977 and then elected RGI in 1991. He was artist in residence at Dinan, France, also 1991. In 1997, he was president of Glasgow Art Club, the elected an FRSA in 1999, an ROI in 2004, and RBA in the same year. He was elected ARWS in 2007. An internationally recognised artist, George shows in many galleries including the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, Scottish Arts Council, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Lillie Art Gallery and City of Dinan, France as well as in the private collections of Sir Tim Rice, Earl Haig, Lord Maclay and numerous collections in the UK and worldwide. His commissions include a portrait of Sir Alexander Cairncross (Glasgow University), a portrait of Professor Sir James Black (National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh) and four works aboard Cunard Liner Queen Mary II.