Eddie Lange photo Rory Weems
EDDIE LANGE Born 1952, Dundee, Scotland.
1972 to 1985 Studied under the teachings of his father Grezegor Lange, also a professional artist.
1978 One-man exhibition, Dudhope Arts Centre, Dundee.
1978 Invited to paint the members of the Assadi Family in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
While there painted and presented H.H. Sheik Al Maktoum of Dubai’s portrait (from Royal Palace sittings)
1979 Invited by the Dept of Culture, Dubai to hold one-man exhibition in Hilton Hotel, Dubai.
1980 -83 Attended Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, Scotland.
1982 Invited by Department of Information and Culture, Oman to hold a one-man exhibition in Muscat Intercontinental Hotel, Muscat Oman. Commission by the Bank of Oman, Muscat to paint H.H. Sultan Qaboos of Oman.
1983 Invited by Deparments of Culture, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain and Kuwait to hold a travelling one-man exhibition in the Hilton Hotel, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. the Gulf Hotel, Bahrain and the Hilton Hotel, Kuwait. Part of the exhibition went onto Saudi Arabia.
Also undertook the portrait of H.H. Sheik al Thani of Qatar.
1984 One-man exhibition in Turret Gallery, Dundee, Scotland.
1985 “Mosque and Moor” joint exhibition with wife Gillian in Dundee Rep
1986 onwards exhibited in joint exhibitions in Scotland and with works hanging in Dundee, London and Edinburgh Galleries.
Works focused on maritime art revolving around the RRS Discovery and RRS Unicorn and the long-gone booming fishing industry and shipping trade of Dundee. Many limited edition prints of this period of paintings were produced which are hanging in the collections of Clarence House, Lady Margaret Thatcher, Sir Peter Scott, Museums and Galleries in USA, France,
1993 Eddie opened his own gallery and studio in Tayport, Scotland from where he exhibited his work and undertook teaching small art classes.
1996 One-man exhibition, Discovery Point, Dundee.
2000 Undertook commission from Dundee City Council to paint the portrait of H.H. Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother celebrating her 100th birthday.
Commissioned to paint a large mural in the Dundee Winters Building (Dundee City Council) celebrating the new millennium.
2000/1 Undertook a year long road trip across Spain, Portugal, Morocco and France collecting sketches and exhibiting work.
2003 Established a seasonal art school in Andalucia Spain for amateur and professional artists painting from life.
Undertook live painting performances in Mains Castle and the Reading Rooms night club, Dundee as part of music festivals.
2004 Undertook a commission of two large paintings celebrating the twinning of Dundee City and the Emirate of Dubai.
2006 Joint exhibition of local artists, Ojen Andalucía, Spain.
2003 - 2018 Continuing to work to commissions and teaching art courses in Spain and Scotland.
His Hiness Sheik Rashied oils
The Sultan of Oman
The Frigate Unicorn