A rare Glasgow painting is set to go under the hammer next week. 

The work, Glasgow Cityscape, was created by John Cunningham - one of Scotland’s leading 20th-Century artists. 

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The bold and colourful work shows a bright spring day on the River Clyde looking towards Glasgow’s East End. 

The piece will go under the hammer at McTear’s Scottish Contemporary Art Auction on May 9 and is expected to fetch around £6,000. 

Glasgow Times:

Commenting on the auction, McTear’s director, Magda Ketterer, said: “John Cunningham was a giant of the Scottish art community during his lifetime, with his reputation continuing to grow following his death in 1998. 

"His work can be found in galleries and private collections at home and overseas, with his stunning landscapes and seascapes attracting huge interest when they appear at auction. 

“The artist’s oil on canvas, Sanna Bay, Ardnamurchan, sold for an impressive £13,000 (hammer) at McTear’s in March and we see similar interest building ahead of the May auction.”

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Born in 1926, John Cunningham attended Glasgow School of Art (GSA) from 1943 to 1950 (excluding war service), and returned to the GSA as a senior lecturer from 1967 to 1985. 

Glasgow Cityscape will be one of 278 lots in McTear’s The Scottish Contemporary Art Auction which will also feature work from Peter Howson, Gerard Burns, Graham McKean, John Byrne, Alexander Millar and John Lowrie Morrison.