The Royal Scottish Academy has significant holdings of paintings, collages and prints by the enormously influential artist Philip Reeves (1931-2017).


Philip Reeves brought the tenets of European Modernism to Scottish art, creating collages and prints that centre on the formation of shape, line and colour. Known for his economy of form and appropriation of scrap materials, Reeves was a virtuosic printmaker and is credited with reinvigorating the practice in Scotland. Vitally important in the elevation of the status of printmaking from that of a craft to that of an art form in Scotland.