Quiet - Harry Holland

Harry Holland RCA b.1941

Harry Holland was born in Glasgow in 1941 and trained at St. Martin’s School of Art, London. He has been living and working in Cardiff since 1973.

Now established as one of Britain's leading figurative artists, he has exhibited with great critical and commercial success in Cardiff, London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Toronto, Paris, Rome, Barcelona, Brussels, Hamburg, Cologne, Stockholm, Athens and Vienna, becoming one of Wales’ most internationally renowned and successful artists.

He has ignored prevailing trends and fashions, while continuing to develop his own themes and style. His intellectual and painterly approach is deeply rooted in the traditions of art, often including mythological references in both his figurative and still life works. Beautifully painted, his serene, ambiguous and intriguing paintings repay long contemplation.



Tate, London

Metropolitan Museum, New York

National Portrait Gallery, Canada

European Parliament Collection

National Museum and Galleries of Wales

British Museum, London

Belgian National Collection

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Newport Museum and Art Gallery

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea

Contemporary Art Society

Arts Council of Wales

Contemporary Art Society for Wales

BBC Wales

Heineken Collection, Amsterdam

Gartmore Investment Management Ltd

Private Collections worldwide


Exhibition Catalogue - October 2013

Exhibition Catalogue - November 2015