Vincent Rattray - Unseen Paintings of Dundee
Saturday 13th July- Sunday 6th October
Verdant Works Gallery
The paintings show scenes of Dundee and its people in the latter part of the 20th century. Vincent lived much of his adult life in the Perth Road area of the city and, as such, much of the work reflects that. However, there are some references to be found which relate to his childhood growing up in Lochee and Beechwood.
Vincent Rattray was born in Dundee in 1954 and lived most of his life in the city. He studied fine art at Duncan of Jordanstone as a mature student and graduated with first class honours in 1987, receiving the Maclaine Watters prize from the Royal Scottish Academy in the process. Vincent produced a prolific body of work and exhibited alongside artists such as John Byrne, as well as a number of solo exhibitions. Despite receiving critical acclaim, Vincent's reluctance to sell or promote his work meant that his work never reached the wider public audience it deserved. However, since his death in 2000, Vincent's family have organised a number of exhibitions with the aim of reaching new audiences.