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Artist, designer and illustrator, born in Inverness, who studied graphic design at Cardonald, Glasgow, 1983–5; was an illustrator and graphic designer in Glasgow, 1986–8; from 1989 working in WASPS Studios, Edinburgh. Awards included Hope Scott Trust Award, 1992 and 1994, and Edinburgh District Arts Council Award; and The Scottish International Education Trusts Award, 1996. Group shows included Scottish Drawing Biennial, Paisley Art Gallery, from 1989; 12 Scottish Artists, Payne Gallery, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1993; and the Gulbenkian Suite, Highland Printmakers, Inverness, 1995. Had a solo exhibition, Dilemma, at Citizens Studios, Edinburgh, 1992, later ones including Seduction, Compass Gallery, Glasgow, 1996. An exploration of the nature of symbols was a key feature of Lumsden’s work, which was in the Highland Regional Council, Inverness Museum & Art Gallery and Gulbenkian Foundation collections.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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