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Portrait of William Dick, artist

William Dick was born in Glasgow, Scotland.

He studied at Glasgow School of Art, and graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, receiving a Fine Art Degree and a Post Graduate Degree, after which he continued his studies at St Martin's School of Art, London.

He has exhibited extensively in the United Kingdom and internationally, is the recipient of prestigious international awards and is represented in public and private collections in Europe, USA, Russia and the Middle East.

He presently lives and works in Edinburgh, Scotland.


  • 1950 Born Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1971-72 Glasgow School of Art
  • 1972-76 Fine Art, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee
  • 1976-77 Post Graduate, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee
  • 1977-78 St. Martin's School of Art, London


  • 1974 First Prize Grampian Television Award
  • 1975 George Duncan Travelling Scholarship Carnegie Scholar, Royal Scottish Academy
  • 1976 Winsor & Newton Finalist
  • 1977 Elizabeth T. Greenshields Scholarship
  • 1989 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award
  • 1989 Artist in Residence, Bemis Foundation, Omaha, USA
  • 1990 Salgotarjan Intersymposium, Hungary, British Council Award, Hungary
  • 1991 Artist in Residence, Crawford Arts Centre, St.Andrews
  • 1992 British Council Award, Moscow, Russia
  • 2001 UNESCO-Aschberg Scholarship, Amman, Jordan
    Artist in Residence, Darat al-Funan Art Center, Amman, Jordan
    British Council Award
    Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Award
  • 2004 Pilar Juncosa Award, Fundacio Pilar i Joan Miro a Mallorca, Spain
    Triangle Artist's Workshop, New York, USA
  • 2005 Artist's Workshop, Szeged, Hungary
  • 2006 Artists Residency, YADDO,Saratoga Springs, New York, U.S.A.
  • 2007-15 Bi-Annual Artist's Workshop, Szeged, Hungary
  • 2021 Uig Open Award, Isle 0f Lewis, Scotland
  • 2023 Artist in Residence, Inch House, Edinburgh, Scotland


  • Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Barclays Bank PLC, UK
  • The Bemis Foundation, Omaha, USA
  • City Art Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Darat al Funun Gallery, Amman, Jordan
  • Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art Collection, Dundee, Scotland
  • Dundee Art Gallery, Dundee, Scotland
  • The Foundation for Hungarian Graphics Arts, Budapest, Hungary
  • The Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow, Scotland
  • Lillie Art Gallery, Milngavie, Scotland
  • Moscow Union of Artists, Moscow, Russia
  • Nogradi Torteneti Muzeum, Salgotarjan, Hungary
  • The Scottish Arts Council
  • University of Dundee, Art Collection, Dundee, Scotland
  • University of Nebraska, Omaha, USA
  • University of Stirling, Art Collection, Stirling, Scotland
  • Private Collections  — 
    UK, USA, Canada, Holland, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Russia