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Saul Robertson

Saul Robertson


Saul Robertson was born in 1978 and studied drawing and painting at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art between 1996 and 2000.  During his time as a student he was nominated for the Scottish International Educational Trust Award and won The Ninewells MRI Imaging Purchase Prize. 

Soon after graduating he was voted Young Artist of the Year, at the The Hunting Art Prizes at the Royal College of Art in London.  Since then he has won numerous awards including: The City of Glasgow Prize, The David Cargill Senior Award,  The David Cargill Award, The Armour Award, and The James Torrance Memorial Award at The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts. 

In 2005 he won second prize at the B.P Portrait award at the National Portrait Gallery, London for his painting "The Universe". 

Saul was awarded an Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award by The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation in Canada, was shortlisted for The Insight Investment Newcomers Prize at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in London, and won both the James BS Curr Memorial Prize and the AB Prize at the Paisley Art Institute.  In 2011 he was granted a second award by The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, and in 2012 was given The Bet Low Trust Award as well as being appointed a visiting lecturer in fine art at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art.  In 2013 Saul won The Maclaurin Open Fine Art Exhibition.  During 2019 Saul was given a place on the City of Ingolstadt artist residency programme in Germany, and was a prize winner at The Scottish Portrait Awards.

Saul has exhibited widely throughout the United Kingdom in venues such as The Fleming Collection, London; The Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh; The Royal Academy, London; Paisley Art gallery; The National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh; The National Portrait Gallery, London; Sunderland Museum and Winter Garden;  The Royal College of Art, London and Mall Galleries, London.  His work was included in a major touring exhibition of self portraits entitled "Divided Selves - The Scottish Self-portrait from the 17th century to the present", and he has also held ten solo exhibitions to date.

Saul Robertson's work can be found in many collections, including; Art Review Magazine; University of Dundee Museum Collections; City of Glasgow College; Glasgow Museums; The Lillie Art Gallery; Tayside NHS and Walter Scott Global Investment, Edinburgh.

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