Quinn In Malta By Peter Apap Bologna

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Born in Dumfries, Scotland in 1960, Peter Quinn cannot remember a time when he did not paint or draw. He left school in 1978 intending to be a lawyer. The unexpected and shocking death of his mother caused him to do a lot of re-evaluation. Eventually that led him to send a portfolio to art school. He finished his law degree, but went to art school the next year. He attended Glasgow School of Art from 1982-1987. He graduated with first class honours from the renowned Drawing and Painting Department in 1986, going on to spend a year studying Art Historyas a postgraduate in Glasgow. From 1987-1990 he had a studio in Glasgow and featured in many mixed exhibitions in Scotland and London. In 1990 he moved to the North East of England where he became increasingly involved with Art History and obtained a Ph.D in History of Art from the University of Sunderland, where he also teaches. He met his wife Josiette DeBono in Glasgow in 1979. Josiette had started her medical degree in Malta but the course had been suspended a because of a doctors’ strike. Her parents decided a that a degree abroad was the only way ahead and chose Glasgow, from where she graduated MBChB in 1984. In August 1980 Peter had visited Malta for the first time, ‘very much as her new boyfriend!’ He found the weather rather hot. They were married in Malta in 1984

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Peter Quinn exhibits regularly at the Royal Watercolour Society (RWS); Bankside Gallery, London; Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour (RI); Castlegate Gallery, Cockermouth; Gracefield Art Centre, Dumfries; Gallagher & Turner, Newcastle; and many others. Awards: The John D. Kelly Prize, while at Glasgow School of Art in 1983 as the best student of his year; the Carnegie Travelling Scholarship in the Royal Scottish Academy Student Competition of 1986; the Armour Award, from the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Art, for a watercolour entitled “Valletta”, 1995; the RI, 1999; the Bankside Gallery Daler Rowney First Prize 2001, and Second Prize 2004. He was elected an Associate Member of the Royal Watercolour Society in 2007. Softcover. Published by the Salesian Press Malta 2019

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Weight 0.621 kg