Exhibition by famous artist

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BROUGHTY Ferry is to host an exhibition next month by an internationally renowned Scottish artist, writes Johnston Ralston.

Eduardo Alessandro Studios will be displaying new work from acclaimed Scot Peter Howson from August 6 at their Gray Street showroom.

The exhibition will include new drawings and paintings and is quite a coup for the town as he usually exhibits in London and New York.

Howson, who studied at Glasgow School of Art during the 1970s, has established a formidable reputation as one of his generation’s leading figurative painters, and was recently the subject of a BBC documentary.

The exhibition ‘Peter Howson – new works’ is the second occasion that the artist has shown at Eduardo Alessandro Studios.

Gallery partner Sandro Paladini is delighted to be bringing this eagerly anticipated exhibition to the town.

He told the Guide & Gazette: “I first met Peter in London around 1985 when he was exhibiting in a small show alongside other newly graduated Scottish artists of that time, such as Steven Campbell and Adrian Wisniewski.

“Only eight years later, in 1993, his major retrospective at the McLellan Galleries announced his extraordinary talent to the wider world.

“It is extremely pleasing that Peter has agreed to show some of his most recent work with us.”

The exhibition opens at Eduardo Alessandro Studios, Broughty Ferry, on Saturday, August 6, and runs daily, except Sundays, until August 30. The gallery will be open 9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, and 9.30 a.m. until 5.30 p.m. on Saturdays.

Entry is free and there will be prints available for interested patrons to purchase.