Archibald Dunbar McIntosh RSW RGI

The paintings of Archie Dunbar McIntosh are full of fun, they make you smile as you search for the familiar shapes and patterns that have been the hallmark of his paintings for over twenty years.  They are complicated compositions of shifting seaside shapes and familiar motifs from harbours and seashores that have surrounded him all his life.  Clever constructions of colour and lines that fool your eyes and understanding, on another level they are complex and harmonious, imbued with a perfect balance.   Archie’s paintings continue to fascinate and entertain the viewer, as they gradually reveal their secrets. 

Stafford Gallery are priviledged to be exhibiting the paintings of one of Scotlands most reknowed painters. 


Archie Dunbar McIntosh RSW RGI

Born 1936, Glasgow

Studied Glasgow School of Art

Elected member of the Royal Glasgow Institute and the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour.   In 1995 Archie was elected Vic-President of the RSW.


Guthrie Award RSA

Latimer Award RSA

Glasgow Civic Art Award

Torrance Award RGI

David Muirhead Memorial Award RSA

Scottish Arts Club Award

May Marshall Brown Award RSW

Sir William Gillies Award RSW

Mabel MacKinley Award RGI

The Education Institute Purchase Prize EIS

Dunfermline Building Society Purchase Prize

The Royal Bank of Scotland Prize


The Scottish Arts Council

The Royal Scottish Academy

Christian Salvesen

Griff Rhys Jones

Peter Townsend

Rolls Royce

Edinburgh City Council

Glasgow Museum and Art Gallery

P & O Arcadia

Argyle Education Authority

Royal Bank of Scotland

Solo Exhibitions

Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, New York, Berlin, Paris, Tokyo, Rio

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