Victoria Crowe


1945                Born Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey.
1961-65           Kingston School of Art.
1965-68           Royal College of Art, London.
1968                David Murray Landscape Scholarship.
1968-98           Lecturer in Drawing & Painting, Edinburgh College of Art.
1969, ‘75, ‘81  Scottish Arts Council Bursaries.
1973                Anne Redpath Award.
1981                Glasgow Herald Painting Competition Prize winner.
1982                Elected as a member of The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in .entry li { list-style-position: outside; }Watercolour.
1987                Elected as an Associate of the Royal Scottish Academy.
1991                Elected            as an Associate of the Royal Watercolour Society.
1992                Sir William Gillies Bequest, Royal Scottish Academy, for travel and study in Italy.
1997                Commissioned by Danish National Portrait Gallery to paint the Danish Resistance leader, Ole. Lippmann for the 20th Century Collection of portraits at Frederiksborg Castle, Copenhagen .
Invited by Glasgow Museums and Art Galleries to take part in the Tiger, Tiger project at Bandhavgarh National Park, India.
2000                Invited artist for shortlist of Jesus 2000 commission, Glasgow Museum and Art Gallery.
2002                Benton Humfries Award, Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London.
2004-7             Senior Visiting Scholar, St Catherine‘s College, Cambridge University.
2004                Sir William Gillies Award, Royal Scottish Academy, for travel and research.
Awarded OBE for Services to Art.
2008                Commission of tapestry, Two Views, Dovecot Tapestry Company, Edinburgh.
2009                Awarded Doctor Honoris Causa (DHC), University of Aberdeen.
2010                Elected Fellow of The Royal Society of Edinburgh.
2012                Commission of tapestry, Large Tree Group, Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh.
Centenary Exhibition, Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh.
Begins showing with Browse and Darby, London.
Deputy President of The Royal Scottish Academy.
2013                Shortlisted Artist for public art commission, the Marble Arch Project, architect Rafael Viñoly.
Shortlisted Artist and subsequently awarded major commission to design a tapestry for the new Hall for the Leathersellers Company, London, designed by architect Eric Parry RA. Tapestry woven at Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh. Installation completed April 2017.
Fleece to Fibre, Festival Exhibition, Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh. The weaving of Victoria Crowe’s Large Tree Group tapestry; subsequently purchased and donated to the National Museum of Scotland.
2013-15           Elected as Vice President of the Royal Scottish Academy.
2014                Start the Week, BBC Radio 4, presented by Andrew Marr. Episode ‘Sense of Place’ with invited guests Ian Bostridge, Victoria Crowe, Joanne Parker and Philip Marsden.
2015                Invited speaker at Europa Nostra, Cambridge University.
Invited Artist Residency at Dumfries House in Scotland.
Large Tree Group tapestry donated to National Museum of Scotland by Sir Angus Grossart.
2016                Acquisition of a group of work by The National Galleries of Scotland.
Donation of the painting Large Tree Group by its original owners to the National Galleries of Scotland.
The Sir William Gilles Research Award, Royal Scottish Academy.
2017                Browse & Darby, London.
1969-71           Waterhouse Gallery, London. (exhibitions in ’69, ‘71)
1970-16           The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh (exhibitions in ‘73, ’77, ‘82, ‘95, ‘98,00, ‘04, ‘06, ‘08, ‘10, ’14, ‘16).
1975                Lantern Gallery, Manchester.
Loomshop Gallery, Lower Largo.
1983-07           Thackeray Gallery, London (exhibitions in ’85, ’89, ’91, ’94, ’99, ’01, ’02, ’03, ’04, ’05, ‘07)
1986                Mercury Gallery, Edinburgh.
1988                Abbot Hall, Kendal.
                        From Carlops to Corinth, The Fine Art Society, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
1993                The Bruton Gallery, Bath.
Ancrum Gallery, Borders Festival.
1997                Corrymella Scott Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, (catalogue with intro. by Mary Sara).
1998                Accomplished Journeys, Bruton Gallery, Leeds, (catalogue with intro. by Derek Hyatt).
2000                Cambridge Contemporary Art.
A Shepherd‘s Life, Paintings of Jenny Armstrong by Victoria Crowe, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, Exhibition curated by the SNPG, with accompanying book, “A Shepherd’s Life, Paintings of Jenny Armstrong” by Victoria Crowe, Julie Lawson and Mary Taubman, National Galleries of Scotland.
2001-2             A Shepherd‘s Life, Touring, Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate; Duff House, Aberdeenshire; Inverness Museum and Art Gallery; Highland Folk Museum; Swanston Gallery, Thurso; St Fergus Gallery, Wick; Hatton Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne University.
2002, 07          Bohun Gallery, Henley-on-Thames.
2003                Alchemy, Drumcroon, Wigan Education Authority Arts Centre.
2007                Plant Memory, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh.
2009                Overview: Paintings by Victoria Crowe.
“A Shepherd’s Life”, The Fleming Collection, London.
2012                Victoria Crowe: New Work, Browse and Darby, London.
2013                Fleece To Fibre: The Making of the Large Tree Group Tapestry, Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh, Festival exhibition, August/September. Subsequently toured to Inverness Museum and Gallery; The Victoria Tapestry Studio, Melbourne; and The Fleming Collection, London (2015).
2014                Winter Sequence: Works on Paper, Browse and Darby, London.
2017                Browse & Darby, London.

Bank of Scotland
Calderdale Museum and Art Gallery
Carnegie Dunfermline Trust
Contemporary Arts Society
Cornelian Asset Managers Ltd
Danish 20th Century Portrait Collection, Frederiksborg Castle, Copenhagen
Department of Neuroscience, University of Edinburgh
District Council of Edinburgh
District Council of West Lothian
Edinburgh City Art Centre
Education Authority of Edinburgh
Education Authority of Inner London
Fleming-Wyfold Art Foundation
Glasgow Museums and Art Galleries
Harlow New Town Council
Highland Council
Houses of Parliament
Medical School, new Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh
Mercantile and General Reinsurance Company
McLean Gallery, Greenock
National Portrait Gallery, London
National Trust for Scotland
Nuffield Foundation, Paintings in Hospitals (Scotland)
Royal Academy, London
Royal Bank of Scotland
Royal College of Art, London
Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Scottish Arts Council
Scottish Life Insurance Company
Scottish Media Group
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
Scottish National Portrait Gallery
Smith Art Gallery, Stirling
St. Leonard’s School, St. Andrews
The Boots Company
Trustee Savings Bank
University Collections of Aberdeen, Cambridge, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Heriot-Watt, Newcastle, Oxford, St. Andrews
Wigan Education Authority
William Bowmore Collection, Australia
Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers

HM The Queen
HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
HRH The Prince of Wales
Duke of Buccleuch
Duke of Devonshire
Earl Haig
Earl of Moray
Lady Cawdor
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