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EWAN MCDOUGALL (1948-)
Ewan McDougall was born in Wellington, New Zealand. His family later moved to Oamaru where he was educated at Waitaki Boys High School and taught by Colin Wheeler. Ewan attended Otago University while also working in freezing works and drumming in Rock bands. He gained an Honours Degree in Political Studies in 1971. He worked at Otago University as an academic before travelling wildly.
In 1983 he married his partner Sarah in Perth, Western Australia, and returned to New Zealand and after being admitted to Queen Mary Hospital in Hamner Springs in 1988, he began to paint full-time.
McDougall has had eighty-four solo exhibitions and has exhibited in New Zealand Public Galleries and internationally.
In 2003, Ewan showed in Southern Heat in the Dunedin Public Art Gallery and in February, 2016, the touring solo show Fun and Fury was hosted by the Tauranga Art Gallery. This exhibition was hosted by Te Manawa in April –August, 2016, and is currently [August –September, 2017] hosted by the Southland Museum and Art Gallery.
In 1994 he exhibited in Penzance and St. Ives in Cornwall.
Ten years later he exhibited in the Sydney Art Show with Gallery 2021.
In 2005 McDougall exhibited in London with the prestigious Rebecca Hossack Gallery, as well as showing in The Chelsea Art Show and The London Art Fair.
That year he also exhibited at Arte Imagini Gallery in Cremona City, Italy. In 2006 he showed in Color Elefante Gallery in Valencia, Spain. And in May, 2012, Ewan exhibited with other New Zealand artists in Chelsea, New York City.
In 2017 he exhibited with selected artists in the Dunedin Sister City exhibition at The Yu Yuan Gardens Gallery in Shanghai, as well as in the Brighton Arts Festival, UK.
The painter has been a multiple finalist or prize-winner in many prominent New Zealand Art Awards. He was a prize winner in the Cleveland and Mainland Art Awards, a ten time finalist in the Wallace awards and a four time finalist in the Adam NZ Portraiture Awards and a Finalist in The Waikato Art Awards.
Ewan has works in public collections including: The Sir James Wallace Collection, The University of Otago Auckland Centre Collection, The Dunedin Public Hospital Collection, The Selwyn Hall Collection University of Otago, The Centre of Contemporary Art Collection, The Aigantighe Gallery Collection, The Eastern Southland Gallery Collection and The Forrester Gallery Collection.
Ewan is married to playwright Sarah McDougall and has three children: Melissa, Paul, and William.