- Associate Elected : 17/03/1976
- Academician Elected : 17/02/1993
Gordon Bryce was born in Edinburgh in 1943. He studied at Edinburgh College of Art, where his tutors were Sir Robin Philipson and Sir William Gillies. After graduating, Gordon moved to Aberdeen, to Gray’s School of Art, where he was appointed as a Lecturer in Printmaking in 1968. He later became head of Fine Art at Gray’s, a post he held from 1986 to 1995 when he began to paint full time.
Bryce shows regularly in both Scotland and London, his work focusing on still life and landscape subjects, the latter typically of Aberdeenshire and the West Coast of Scotland. All his work is painted with a characteristic native richness and strength of colour and texture.
Selected awards include the RSA Latimer Award, May Marshall Brown Award, Shell Expo Premier Award and Sir William Gillies travelling scholarship. His work is held in many private and public collections:
Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen University, Aberdeenshire Educational Trust, Angus Council, Argyle Securities, London, Art in Healthcare, Bank of Scotland, British Petroleum, London, Carnegie Dunfermline Trust, Cazenove’s London, City of London Club, Darlington Museum and Art Gallery, Dundee University, Edinburgh Civic Collection, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh University, Edinburgh University Staff Club, Educational Institute of Scotland, Elf Oil, London, Fife Education Authority, Flemings Collection, London, George Watsons College, Edinburgh, Grampian Regional Education Authority, Grampian Television, Hawick Museum, Scottish Borders Council, Hospitals Art Collections, Aberdeen, Hunterian Museum, Glasgow, Jerwood Collection, Hastings, Jo Hambro, London, Leeds City Council Collection, Lothian Region Education Authority, Marischal Museum, Aberdeen, Mobil Oil, London, Mural for Crombie Hall, National Trust for Scotland, Royal Bank of Scotland, Charterhouse Group, London, Perth Museum and Art Gallery, Robert Gordons University, Aberdeen, Royal Edinburgh Hospitals Collection, Scottish Arts Council, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Seaforth Maritime Museum, Aberdeen, Scottish Office, London, Smith Art Gallery, Stirling, Stirling University, Sussex University, Tayside Regional Collection