Art Commissions > Ian Mowat, Newcastle University
Ian Mowat, Newcastle University
1998, Oil on linen.
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Commissioned to celebrate the time Ian Mowat spent as Librarian for Newcastle Universty. Portrait is one of a collection commissioned portraits of past Newcastle University Librarians in the Robinson Library. Sadly Ian died in a hill walking accident soon after taking up his dream post of Edinburgh University Librarian. Ian is shown working in his office in the Robinson Library and is based on drawings and colour sketches done with him in the office. The near empty shelves and the desktop PC symbolise Ian's achievements in getting a large amount of library information onto computer databases for wider and easier access by students and staff.0
©2004 Tom McElderry