Elected: 2021

The paintings and photographs of Philip Braham RSA (Elect) extend the Northern Romantic tradition in which landscapes act as a metaphor for the human condition. Fidelity to experience is fundamental to his practice, founded on the phenomenological philosophies of Martin Heidegger and Maurice Merleau-Ponty. Recent projects reflect on the temporal nature of our fragile existence set against the slower rhythms of nature.


Philip Braham is an artist and lecturer whose longstanding interest in continental aesthetics informs his pedagogical role as Programme Director for Art & Philosophy at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design. 


Braham graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in 1980 and completed his postgraduate studies at the Royal Academy of Fine Art in Holland the following year. In 1989 he joined Raab Gallery London/Berlin.


His career includes 26 solo exhibitions and numerous curated group exhibitions, and his artworks are held in public, corporate and private collections worldwide. Among the awards received are the  RSA Guthrie Award for painting, and RSA Morton Award for lens-based work.


Recent exhibitions include solo shows at Perth Museum and Art Gallery; The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh; and Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow.