Fraser Maciver (1960 - 2019)


Painting, Drawing ... 34 Followers Member since 2019

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Dunoon, United Kingdom

Member since Jul 8, 2019
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A life Dedicated to the Creation of Art - I will Never Give Up

Presentation & Biography

Grant Fraser MacIver (1960 -2019)

On Sunday 11th August 2019 Fraser died from a heart attack. Please view the news section of this site for more information. A beautiful celebration of Fraser's life took place at the Cairnbaan Hotel near Lochgilphead on Wednesday 21st August 2019.


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Art Majeur Print Service

An ever increasing number of Fraser's artwork is being added to this site with all these pieces available to purchase as prints. A Fraser MacIver Memorial Trust fund is being created by Fraser's family with all proceeds from the sale of prints on Art Majeur going to this fund. In addition, the family have set up a site for donations towards an artist's retreat in memory of Fraser at gofundme. Enter Fraser MacIver Memorial Trust to locate the link.


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Grant Fraser MacIver (1960 -2019)

 
Fraser MacIver was a Painter/Printmaker/Writer. Working in an off grid Home and Garden based Antique Showman's Wagon on the southwest coast of Scotland since 1997. Born in Montreal Canada and educated at McGill University, Banff School of Fine Arts and Rhode Island School of Design, he produced art since 1976. His works are held in public and private collections all over the globe, including the City of Edinburgh public collection, Yale University Framac Archive, Government House Victoria B.C. and the Alcan collection of the Aluminum corporation of Canada, Montreal, Quebec. His two dimensional works on paper, canvas and wood are firmly based in figurative and architectural draughtsmanship; though he also combined lyrical abstraction and expressionism in some of his diverse range of artistic expression. One of his principal themes was the transformative interplay between artifice and the natural/organic world surrounding global humanities. He was a 'thinking person's artist', who delighted in taking an eclectic approach to picture making, theme and composition. He worked extensively with the figurative 'Nude'- having run a popular life drawing class in the rural community of mid Argyll since 1999. Writing both poetry and prose was another vein of his oeuvre and he cultivated text based and graphic imagery in visual/verbal narrative threads in a variety of forms.


Education

1988-1989 McGill University, Faculty of Art, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1986-1987 Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
1983-1983 Banff Centre, School of Fine Arts, Banff, Alberta, Canada
1979-1982 College Regionale Champlain, St. Lambert, Quebec, Canada
Fraser Maciver (1960 - 2019)

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