One of the most prominent contemporary printmakers working in Scotland today, Reeves' work displays a modern expressive abstraction, which is confidently conceived by experimentation with the process of intaglio printmaking. As well as experimenting with the possibilities of the etching plate, Reeves frequently employs found objects to print on and emboss the paper.
An elected RSA, PPRSW, RGI and RE, he was born in Cheltenham, living and working in Glasgow since 1954.
Reeves studied in Cheltenham then at the Royal College of Art in London. From 1954 he lectured at Glasgow School of Art before being appointed Head of Printmaking at the School in 1970. He was a founder member of the Edinburgh Printmakers in 1967 and then Glasgow Print Studio in 1972. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and currently President of the Royal Glasgow Institute.
Reeves is represented in public collections including Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow Art Galleries, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Victoria & Albert Museum, Hunterian Art Gallery & Museum and many others. Talbot Rice Gallery and The Hunterian recently hosted retrospective exhibitions of the artists work in celebration of his 70th birthday.
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