Eyemouth
By Willie Rodger

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Year
1990
Media
Printmaking
Subject Matter
Landscape - Urban and Architectural
Reg. Number
G141
Size
98 x 147.5 cm

The artist holidayed annually near Coldingham Sands for many years. This view is taken from the Gunsgreen (east) side of the harbour overlooking the town, which suffered the loss of 129 of its fishermen in the Great Storm of 14 October 1881.

Willie is a Scottish artist and printmaker, specializing in anecdotal prints made with lino-cuts and has enjoyed experimenting with innovative craft techniques.

His work has been described as contrasting a boldness and delicacy, together with a combination of tones of austerity and wit. Willies strategic use of his medium exposes the maximum potential of it, whilst simultaneously maintaining an economic use of lino-cut.

"The prints may seem like a spontaneous, first time thing but in fact I go through hundreds of versions and sheets of paper editing, editing till I get it right."

Willie Rodger was born in Kirkintilloch in 1930, and graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1954. After working as an art teacher at Clydebank High School from 1968-87, he left teaching to be a full-time artist. He has exhibited widely all over the UK and also abroad, in both solo and group shows, and has also done a large number of commissions of public graphic art.

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