George Donald is a painter, printmaker and lecturer in studio arts.
Born in South India, his early memories are of the colours and rhythms of the East. He studied at Edinburgh College of Art, and was awarded a travelling scholarship to India, Afghanistan and Nepal.
Later at Hornsey College of Art, London (then in the late 60's at the forefront of student-led changes in visual education) he studied art education. He taught for many years within the Drawing & Painting School of Edinburgh College of Art, and in 1999 co-founded the Centre for Continuing Studies - a centre for innovation and excellence in higher art education, and the first to offer part-time BA degrees in visual arts.
In mid-career he returned to the University of Edinburgh to study philosophy and education.
George has travelled widely as an art lecturer: with the British Council in India and Korea and as a visiting artist/tutor in France, Spain, Japan, China, UEA and USA.
He is currently visiting professor in the Art Department University of Central Florida. He retired from full-time teaching in 2001 to concentrate on making art, exhibiting, occasional teaching and consultancies.
He is a member of the RSA and RSW, and he was formerly Keeper of the RSA.
George exhibits annually at the RSA and RSW. He has held many solo exhibitions at the Open Eye Galley, Edinburgh, the Bohun Gallery, Henley, and contributed to numerous group exhibitions in the UK and abroad over many years.
His work is to be found in public and private collections, including the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.