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Alexander Moffat 1980
'The poets have played the leading role, both in their verse and
prose, in shaping the artistic conscience of this country ... In this
painting I've attempted to evoke the romance of Edinburgh's Bohemian
life of the late 1950's and early 1960's ... The poets are together in a
space suggesting Milne's, the Abbotsford and the Cafe Royal, the
so-called 'poet's pubs.'
Hugh MacDiarmid, Norman MacCaig, Iain Crichton Smith,
George Mackay Brown, Robert Garioch, Sorley MacLean Edwin Morgan
The painting hangs in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.
GMB in the Braes Lounge, Stromness
from a card reproduction of the painting by Alexander Moffat
copyright held by Alexander Moffat
The original hangs in Stromness Academy.
Alexander Moffat lectures on painting and drawing
at Glasgow School of Art.
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