Elected ARSA: 17 March 1971

Elected RSA: 22 February 1989

Born in 1940, Alexander Fraser studied at Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen between 1958 to 1962. He went on to teach there, becoming Head of Painting for many years, until his retirement in 1997.

Fraser lived and worked in Muchalls on the Kincardine Coast. A renowned portrait painter with works in many public and private collections, his versatility as an artist is evident in his incorporating and mixing numerous elements including traditional portraiture, abstraction and representational landscape genres into his dreamlike paintings.


Utilising a flat plane, vignettes tell stories and suggest situations to keep our eyes moving and our thoughts turning as to what is happening in these large-scale works. A window into the working practice of a master painter.