John McLean (b1939)
Abstract expressionist painter and printmaker. Born in Liverpool, to Scottish parents, he studied at St Andrews University, 1957–62, then did postgraduate work in art history at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, 1963–6. He was mainly self-taught as a painter. For most of his career he has lived in London, where he has taught at various art colleges, but he was artist-in-residence at Edinburgh University, 1984–5. He has had many solo shows since his first in 1975, including several shows at London’s Flowers Gallery. His work is in public and private collections.