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Art in Healthcare is the leading arts provider for health organisations in Scotland. We lend high quality, original artwork to hospitals and other healthcare settings and provide fun-filled art workshops and talks for patients, care home residents and sheltered housing communities.
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Blue Head 3

by

Graham Dean

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Blue Head 3 by Graham Dean
Lithograph 28/28
76 x 91 cm

Reg. Number: G1406

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Graham Dean was born in Birkenhead, Merseyside in 1951. He attended the Laird School of Art in Birkenhead from 1968 to 1970 and Bristol Polytechnic from 1970 to 1973. He received the Senior Abbey Award in Painting from the British School in Rome for the year 1992. In 2000, he completed an I.C.C.D studio residency in Trivandrum, Southern India. He was awarded a travel grant from the Arts Council England in 2003 and in the same year also received the International Fellowship Award at the Vermont Studio Center, USA.

Selected solo exhibitions have been held at the Roundhouse, London (1982), Nerlino Gallery, New York (1989, 1990), Jill George Gallery, London (1994), Galerie Frans Jacobs/Judith Bouknegt, Paris and Amsterdam (2006) and Waterhouse and Dodd, London (2005, 2007, 2010 and 2012). Selected group exhibitions include shows at: Museum of Modern Art, Paris (1977), John Moores 12, Liverpool (1981), Royal Academy - Summer Show (1997), Museum of Modern Art, Arnhem, Netherlands (2003) and C&H Space, Amsterdam (2012).

Dean has also participated in many prestigious art fairs both nationally and internationally including TEFAF Maastricht Art Fair, Basel Art Fair, London Art Fair, Scope Basel and Scope Miami. His work is held in various collections including; Royal Bank of Scotland; V&A Museum watercolour collection; Forbes Foundation, New York; David Geffen, L.A.; Glasgow Museum of Modern Art, and the Scheringa Museum of Realist Art, Spanbroek, Holland. Dean has also produced various films about his work. Additional work includes illustrations for books by authors such as Roald Dahl and Roger McGough.

Dean describes himself as a painter of identity. His work escapes being labelled illustrational through his ability to richly convey psychological and emotional states. ‘For Dean, the body is a ‘holding-pen of emotions’, a ‘thinking body’ similar to the research done by Wilhelm Reich. His characters are the receptacles of these emotions, ideas, and memories.’ In terms of technique, Dean reinvents the traditional uses of watercolour by using a technique that he has named “reverse archaeology’’: ‘Contrasting layers of paint are applied separately on thick, handmade paper from Southern India. Each sheet has undergone a process of tearing and overlapping to create a final composition, this corresponds to the multiple layers of the epidermis which protects the human body.’
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Since 1991 our charity has been assembling one of the largest and most prestigious Collections of original Scottish art in the country. These artworks are uniquely available for display in hospitals and other healthcare settings.


Art in Healthcare is truly committed to the important role that art plays in the healing environment but we need your help to properly maintain and build this unique Collection for the enjoyment and benefit of the hundreds of thousands of staff, patients and visitors who view it each year.


With your help we're able to:


Keep our Collection on display in hospitals and care homes
Support young artists at their degree shows
Buy artwork from professional artists
Provide fun-filled art workshops for patients and care home residents
Develop our training programmes for volunteers


Adopt an artwork from our Collection for just £3 a month and you'll receive:


Your name (or a loved one's) written next to your chosen artwork online
A certificate of adoption with a picture of the artwork
Invites to Art in Healthcare's special events
First to view our latest Prestigious Print
Our colourful e-newsletter


"My patients really enjoy looking at our collection. Sometimes they even do an 'art tour' around the premises." ~ Barron Dental Practice


You can adopt an artwork in the gallery, if it hasn't already been adopted, by clicking the 'Adopt Me' button below the picture of the artwork.


Our Charity

Art in Healthcare is the leading arts provider for health organisations in Scotland. We lend high quality, original artwork to hospitals and other healthcare settings and provide fun-filled art workshops and talks for patients, care home residents and sheltered housing communities.
Find out more about our work at Art in Healthcare.
Adopt an artwork
Donate with JustGiving

Helpful Links

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland


Total Pageviews

461


Supported by Edinburgh Art Fair