William Crozier

1930 - 2011

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William Crozier was a renowned painter who was born in Yoker, Glasgow in 1930. He studied at the Glasgow School of Art from 1949 to 1953 under the tutelage of Mary and William Armour, and David Donaldson. After completing his studies, he spent some time in Paris before holding his first solo exhibition in London in 1957.

Crozier worked as a set painter for the Olympia Theatre and the Theatre Royal in Dublin. He also taught at Bath Academy of Art, Corsham, and at Winchester College of Art as Head of Painting. From the early 1980s, Crozier spent part of each year in West Cork, Ireland.

Crozier exhibited his works at various venues, including the Drian Gallery, London, Arthur Tooth & Sons, London, ICA, Madeleine Gallery, Paris, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, Traverse Art Gallery, Edinburgh, Richard Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh, Compass Gallery, Glasgow, Serpentine Gallery, London, Angela Flowers, Ireland, the Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh and London, Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork, RHA, Dublin, The Taylor Galleries, Dublin and at the William Jackson Gallery, London.