The Why?s Man
"My art is place specific and people specific." George Wyllie
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Born in Glasgow, and brought up not far from the Clyde and the shipyards, George Wyllie's fascination with the river, its people and its industries, was a life-long passion. As a young man, he worked in a Govan shipyard office. He later enlisted in the Royal Navy during World War Two and on return became a Customers Officer in Glasgow. George was promoted to a customs post on the land border in Ireland and a few years later returned to live on the Clyde coast in Gourock, while continuing his work as a customs officer. The sea, the Clyde, ships and boats are a recurring theme in his work and come in many shapes and forms...
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