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After Art College in England Bill Hare studied art history at the University of Edinburgh and the Courtauld Institute in London. In 1985 he was appointed Exhibition Organiser at the Talbot Rice Gallery but also continued to teach art history with the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh College of Art and the Open University. Since 1995 he has concentrated on teaching and curating, with a special interest in post-war Scottish art.
He is now an Honorary Teaching Fellow in Scottish art history at Edinburgh University and Honorary Curator of the University’s Fine Art Collection. He has also been a part-time lecturer in modern art history and contemporary critical theory with Edinburgh College of Art for the past 30 years and has recently been appointed Exhibition Curator of the ECA Cast Collection. He has curated many exhibitions both in Britain and abroad, working with major artists such as Sam Francis, Alan Davie, Eduardo Paolozzi, Boyle Family and Craigie Aitchison.
Recently he has curated two important thematic exhibitions-Divided Selves-The Scottish Self-Portrait from the 17th Century to the Present (2006) and Beyond Appearances-Painting and Picturing in Scottish Modern and Contemporary Painting (2007). Through out his career he has published extensively on Scottish modern art. He is the Scottish editor of Galleries magazine and the author of Contemporary Painting in Scotland (1992). He has just written a new monograph on Barbara Rae, published by Lund Humphries as well as another on Kurt Jackson for the same publisher. He is a board member for Art in Healthcare and a member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA)
This article was published on Oct 30, 2012