Patrick Elliott is Chief Curator of Modern and Contemporary art at the National Galleries of Scotland. Over a career of nearly thirty years at the Gallery, he has organised many major exhibitions, such as Alberto Giacometti, René Magritte, Tracey Emin, Joan Eardley, M.C. Escher, last year’s True to Life: British Realist Painting in the 1920s and 1930s, and the current exhibition of Raqib Shaw.
Patrick discusses Carrington’s life and early work, specifically the newly-acquired Portrait of Max Ernst, and explains why and how the Gallery bought it.
Part of the History of At Research Seminar Series 2018