Discover how a pioneering Aberdeenshire artist found etching as a doorway to a glittering career in our latest Two-Minute Masterpiece
James McBey was self-taught, creating new techniques that elevated his skills to a different level, explains Aberdeen Art Gallery museum assistant Mandy Smith.
It lead to a glamorous life and action-packed life for the artist, many of whose works are gathered in the city’s collection.
Two-Minute Masterpiece is a series featuring the north-east’s art treasures. Telling the stories of these works – and sharing their love for them – will be the people who see them every day, the staff at the galleries or museums where they are held.