Artwork by Lennox Dunbar, RSA
Lennox Dunbar, RSA CLOSEOPEN

Lennox Dunbar is Emeritus Professor of Fine Art at Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen and his paintings and prints are constructed from many references; from experiences noted while traveling, to building and landscape reconstruction in rural Aberdeenshire.


Lennox Dunbar’s mixed media paintings and prints explore the notion of ‘place,’ usually by incorporating objects from his locale. These elements have included tools and components from agricultural machinery – hints of the historic and contemporary industry and rural way of life surrounding him in Aberdeenshire. Drawing on the iconography of the north east of Scotland, Dunbar reflects the sense of a place through glimmers of objects and shapes, creating his own form of archaeology by layering, honing and adjusting a work.


He has been visiting artist at many universities and workshops worldwide and since 1999 has conducted annual workshops at Printmaking Center Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.His awards since 1990 include Prize of the Municipal Art Museum Gyor, Hungary, International Print Biennale, Varna, Bulgaria, Shell Premier Award, major prize for the Cleveland Drawing Biennale and the Whyte and Mackay Award, Society of Scottish Artists. Dunbar has exhibited widely in Europe and the USA.