Jock and the tiger cat

Byrne was born in Paisley and studied at Glasgow School of Art. During his time at GSA, Byrne was awarded a number of scholarships, bursaries and medals where he was and still is, regarded as one of the most technically brilliant artists to have attended that prestigious institution. Byrne went on to become a successful television and theatre writer and stage designer. In the 1960s and 1970s he produced a number of naive paintings influenced by Douanier Rousseau, which he signed “Patrick”. This is a powerful example of Byrne’s “Patrick” style. The artworks have become recognisable symbols of the pop music of the day, particularly his portrait of the Beatles.

  • Material/Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Date: 1968
  • Creator: John Byrne
  • Accession number: 1991.120
  • Category: Fine Art
  • Subject: n/a