Painter and teacher, born in Glasgow, who attended the School of Art there, 1958–62. He used a rich palette and was especially interested in tabletop arrangements and board games. Went on to teach at Callender Park College of Education, Falkirk, 1970–82, and Moray House Institute of Education, 1982–95, becoming head of department. MacQueen was elected to the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, 1983, and RSW, 1984, becoming its vice-president, 1994. He also showed at RSA, SSWA, Scottish Arts Club, Mall Galleries and elsewhere. MacQueen won a string of awards, including the Glasgow Civic Art Prize, 1971; Royal Glasgow Institute Torrance Award, 1974; RSW David Muirhead Memorial Fund, Debenham’s Award for outstanding work by a Scottish Artist and Post Office Award for a Painting by an Artist living and working in Scotland, between 1984–9; RSW Scottish Arts Club Award, 1992; the Royal Glasgow Institute’s Teachers Whisky Travel Scholarship, 1994; SSWA Anne Redpath Award, 1995; and RSW Council Award, 1996.

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


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