Harry Holland was born in Glasgow in 1941. He trained at St. Martin’s School of Art, London and moved to Wales in 1973, where he still lives and works.
He is acknowledged as one of Britain’s finest figurative painters and has exhibited with great critical and commercial success in Cardiff, London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Toronto, Paris, Rome, Barcelona, Brussels, Hamburg, Cologne, Stockholm, Athens and Vienna, becoming one of Wales’ most internationally renowned and successful artists.
His work is represented in both important private and major public collections worldwide including the Tate Gallery, London; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the National Museum of Wales; the European Parliament Collection; the Belgian National Collection and the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
This latest exhibition of beautifully serene paintings includes narrative images full of ambiguity and intrigue, together with classical nudes and still life paintings. The latter point to Harry Holland’s insistence on maintaining a place for poetry and reflection.
The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue.