McLaren: The Glasgow Film Festival

William McLaren – An Artist Out of Time has been selected for the 2010 Glasgow Film Festival. It will be screened on Tuesday 23rd February at 18:30 and Thursday 25th February at 15:30.

William McLaren was a prolific Scottish painter, illustrator and decorative artist who died in 1987 and has never received the recognition he deserves. This fascinating pioneering documentary has traced hundreds of his works and gathered the testimony of those who knew him.

A graduate of the Edinburgh College Of Art, McLaren was a regular illustrator for the Radio Times and created a series of paintings for the staircase of Hopetoun House and many commissions for public buildings where he developed his trompe l’oeil style. Screening with the award-winning documentary And So Goodbye which led the filmmakers to their interest in McLaren.