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Professor Richard Demarco CBE

Richard DemarcoRichard Demarco was born in Edinburgh in 1930 of Italo-Irish ancestry.   He graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 1953 and taught as the Art Master at Duns Scotus Academy, Edinburgh.

Together with his fellow-founders of The Traverse Theatre and Art Gallery, he founded The Richard Demarco Gallery in 1966 and now directs The Demarco European Art Foundation.

As an artist, he is represented in over 2,500 art collections, both public and private, including the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, and The Victoria and Albert Museum, The British Government Collection, and the National Gallery of Lithuania.

His contributions to contemporary international art have been recognised by his receiving many awards from the Polish Gold Order of Merit in 1976 to most recently being awarded the Medal of European Citizen of the Year in 2013 by the European Parliament.

You can catch up on Richard Demarco’s lecture here:

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