Hugh Byars

 Born Glasgow 1957.

 Hugh studied at Glasgow School of Art from 1978 - 82 and then at the Royal College of Art, London where he gained an MA(Hons) degree in 1985.
Since then he has contribued to various group shows in Glasgow, London and Edinburgh, including two solo exhibitions, one at the Barbizon Gallery, Glasgow and more recently at Y Tabernacl, the Museum of Modern Art, Wales.
Hugh lives and works in Glasgow. He is a contemporary of Howson and of the same school as Campbell and Currie, and like them concentrates on the human form, and scenes from his local city. 
He often takes his inspiration from the derelicts and dossers in his native Glasgow. These are his Partick people who he paints with sympathy, graphic simplicity and powerful humanity. Hugh is one of the new "Glasgow Boys" school of painters.
He has work  in various major collections including The Fleming Collection,London; Contemporary Art Socity; Peoples Palace, Glasgow; the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge as well as numerous private collections.
He received an award from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation in 2001.