Jock McFadyen is one of the UK’s foremost artists with strong connections to Scotland through his heritage and remarkable depictions of Scotland’s urban landscapes. McFadyen was born in Paisley in 1950 and as a teenager he attended Saturday morning classes at Glasgow School of Art. The family moved to England when he was 15 in 1966 and he went on to study at Chelsea School of Art graduating with an MA in 1977.


He has lived and worked in London for over 40 years, teaching part- time at the Slade School of Art whilst being a frequent visitor to Edinburgh and France, where he has had residences for many years.


McFadyen has had well over 60 important solo exhibitions including many in Scotland. His first ever show was in 1978 at Acme Fine Art, London and his second was at the New 57, Edinburgh during the same year. He was an invited artist in the 2011 RSA Annual Exhibition where one of his most iconic works Tate  Moss (200 by 300cm) was on show. His paintings feature in 30 public collections including the Tate, the British Museum, V&A, Kunstsalle, Hamburg, The National Gallery, London, The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and Glasgow Art Galleries