Stephen Mangan

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Stephen Mangan was born in Edinburgh in 1964. He then studied at Duncan of Jordanstone Art College, Dundee. Subsequently since completing his studies he has established himself as one of the most distinctive figurative artists in Scottish contemporary painting.

Stephen’s particularly well know for his figurative & landscape works which are particularly distinctive, with an otherworldly feel. While favourite themes include race courses, train stations, beaches, harbours, fairgrounds, cafes and theatres. Whereas somewhat busy scenes are almost eerily calm. However each figure is engaged in their individual, quiet contemplation.

Mangan said ‘I’m interested in the relationship between people in certain leisure environments; also how they, or we, fit into the world. I seem to be drawn to people in group situations, for instance I paint them as separate individuals who do not look as though they are with other people. However it’s an odd type of interaction’

Stephen Mangan’s work is considered highly collectable and is held in many private and public collections globally, including in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.


Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Midlothian NHS Trust, Edinburgh; Prudential Corporation, London. Watson Phillips, Dundee; Munich Reinsurance Company, London; Royal Scottish Academy (RSA) Edinburgh. Walter Scott Edinburgh: Watson Phillips, Dundee

Awards and Scholarships

Dalgetty-Dunn Award; Miller Homes Young Artist of the Year; Saltire Society Purchase Award, (RSA). John Murray Thomson Award, (RSA); the Guthrie Award, (RSA); City Sites Estates Art Award. Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts (RGI)