FAS Edinburgh
EXHIBITIONS
  • > JOHN MCLEAN - THE BOSTON PICTURES, 1982
12th October - 10 November 2018


The Fine Art Society in Edinburgh presents an exhibition of works by John McLean, regarded internationally as one of Britain’s most significant abstract painters.

In 1982, a teaching job at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School took John McLean to America. Upon arrival, he discovered that his workload was lighter than the had been led to believe, so he filled his time painting from a studio in the leafy suburb of Brookline. Though it was a productive period, McLean’s minimal income left him nearly broke and, on leaving the US, the canvases were rolled up and consigned to a cupboard. The shipping costs were more than the McLeans could afford. Last summer, the studio was cleared out by the owner. These ten works, forgotten by the artist, were repatriated and are available to purchase.

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John McLean
Dance HallJohn McLean
ShawmutJohn McLean
BrooklineJohn McLean
GiocoJohn McLean 
GioiaJohn McLean
BevyJohn McLean 
NeponsetJohn McLean
CarouselPitcandrumFW.jpgJohn McLean
Blue BerryJohn McLean 
DuctJohn McLean 
BostonJohn McLean
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