James Hardie

About James Hardie

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James Hardie was born in 1938. having studied at Glasgow School of Art in the 1950’s he won the Keith Award (1958), the Chalmers Bursary (1959), which enabled him to travel Holland and France, The Torrance Award (1968) and First Prize in Arbroath Art Festival (1971). He taught painting at Glasgow School of Art and Aberdeen College of Education, and lectured in art at Glasgow University and was the exchange tutor with the Chicago Institute of Art.

Influenced by his love of flying and drawing on the landscapes of his native Firth of Clyde area, his manipulation of abstraction is much admired. He is widely collected and has had one man shows with the Compass Gallery in Glasgow, The Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh and The Charles Jahn Gallery in Chicago amongst others. His works are held in numerous public collections including the Scottish Arts Council, Stirling, Strathclyde, Leicester, Liverpool and Stockholm Universities, and the Aberdeen City Art Gallery.

For a sample of the works in public collections click on the following link:


To learn more about his current exhibition ‘Skin Over Bone’ at the University of Stirling click on the following link:


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