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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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Elephant - Purple Garden

by

Robert Rivers

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Elephant - Purple Garden by Robert Rivers
Screenprint
1999
81x62 cm

Reg. Number: P1118

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'Elephant Purple Garden' is a skilfully crafted, open ended etching. The print is an adaptation of a beautiful embellished elephant, used here to represent clarity and temperance. The print was created on archival paper and, through the process of layering zinc printing plates, has been printed in three limited monochromatic colours This method of printing is very typical of his works.

Robert is popularly known for his affinity with animals. In fact, in his youth, he worked in a circus caring for elephants, a beast he accords totemic status. Despite the fact that he is primarily an American artist, he is as renowned in Scotland as he is in the United States. As a result of this he has made printing plates in almost all of the major print workshops of Scotland, and has been a visiting professor at a variety of locations.

Robert, a Contemporary American artist, received his BFA in Visual Design from Auburn University in 1973 and after being awarded a Ford Foundation grant, he received an MFA in Printmaking from the University of Georgia in 1977. Robert's career took him to the University of Wisconsin-Superior in 1978 as an Assistant Professor of Art. In 1980, he joined the faculty at the University of Central Florida, where he is currently a Professor of Art. In 1982-83, he also served as a visiting lecturer at Edinburgh College of Art.

Robert Rivers' artwork has been exhibited in numerous venues around the world, including: Fundacion Joan Miro, Mallorca, Spain; Seagate Gallery, Dundee, Scotland; Society of Scottish Artists: 94th Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy Galleries, Edinburgh; Saints and Sinners, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; The Boston Printmakers Show, Massachusetts.

Selected collections are housed in: The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; The National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh; The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Alabama.
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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

716


Supported by Edinburgh Art Fair