Hugh Buchanan (b.1958)Contact the gallery for available works
HUGH BUCHANAN was born in Edinburgh in 1958 . The city instilled in him a lifelong love of architecture which he developed as a student of Drawing and Painting at Edinburgh College of Art. After graduating in 1981 he worked on commissions of interiors for the Prince of Wales, the National Trust and the House of Commons. For the last decade he has concentrated almost exclusively on paintings of libraries and archives.
In spring 2000 Buchanan was a participant in The Art of Memory: contemporary painters in search of Marcel Proust, at the National Theatre on the South Bank in London, The Lair of the Leopard: Lampedusa (2005), Everyone Sang: a view of Siegfried Sassoon and his world (2006), and Jumping for Joyce: Contemporary painters revel in the world of James Joyce (2013). In 2009 his exhibition of library paintings, Enlightenment, was shown at The Old Town House, University of Aberdeen. In 2010 his exhibition Words and Deeds explored the archive at Drumlanrig in Dumfriessshire. In April 2013 he was invited to show a selection of library and archive paintings at the Historical Fiction Festival , Summerhall, Edinburgh where his exhibition The Esterhazy Archive was also held.
Hugh Buchanan’s paintings are in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, Edinburgh City Art Centre, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Aberdeen, the Bank of Scotland, the Royal Bank of Scotland, Flemings Bank, Deutsche Bank, the National Trust for Scotland and the English National Trust. In 1987 he was one of Ten British Watercolourists shown at the Museo de Bellas Artes in Bilbao, Spain. In 1991 he exhibited at the Lincoln Center, New York. In 1994 Hugh Buchanan was given a retrospective by the National Trust at Petworth House. In 1998 five works by Hugh Buchanan were included in the exhibition Princes as Patrons: The Art Collections of the Princes of Wales from the Renaissance to the Present Day shown at the National Museum and Gallery, Cardiff. In 2002 he was commissioned by the House of Lords to paint the lying in state of the Queen Mother at the Palace of Westminster. In 2005 his paintings featured in Watercolours and Drawings from the Collection of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother , at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh and Queen’s Gallery, London.
2015 Shine, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
2013 The Esterhazy Archive, Summerhall, Edinburgh
2012 Lineaments of Light, The Francis Kyle Gallery, London
2010 Words and Deeds, The Francis Kyle Gallery, London
2008 Enlightenment, The Francis Kyle Gallery, London
2006 The Francis Kyle Gallery, London
2004 The Francis Kyle Gallery, London
2002 The Francis Kyle Gallery, London
2000 The Francis Kyle Gallery, London
1998 The Francis Kyle Gallery, London
1996 The Francis Kyle Gallery, London
1994 The Francis Kyle Gallery, London and the National Trust at Petworth 1992 The Francis Kyle Gallery, London
1991 Shades of Scottish Classicism, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
1990 The Francis Kyle Gallery, London
1988 The Francis Kyle Gallery, London
1987 The Scottish Gallery
1986 The Francis Kyle Gallery, London
1984 The Scottish Gallery
1982 The Henderson Gallery Edinburgh