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Our latest magazine Issue No. 98, features Alasdair Gray's Life in Pictures the Exhibition Paintings,Drawings and Prints,1951 - 2017 at Coningsby Gallery, London. 27 July 2017 – 12 August 2017 Alasdair Gray is one of Scotland’s most accomplished 20th century authors and draughtsmen. I am looking at the cover of Lanark – a monumental work created over many years. It nods to Bosse’s frontispiece for Hobbes’ Leviathan. Gray offered to do the jacket and provide illustrations for Canongate – not a very wealthy firm at the time. The publishers, not the artist, won a Scottish Arts Council award for the book’s design! He is justly described by Will Self as a creative polymath. He studied at Glasgow School of Art from 1952 to 1957, and taught there from 1958 to 1962. His paintings, drawings and prints are widely collected and many are held in public collections, including the V&A, Kelvingrove Gallery, Museum of Modern Art, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and National Library of Scotland. He is a muralist, playwright, illustrator and award-winning author. Alasdair’s work deserves all the praise it receives. It is, you will agree, an honour to have him agree to be featured in our magazine and to give us an insight into his latest exhibition at Coningsby Gallery, London, curated by Kevin Brown and Dom Nasilowski.