Barbara Rae RA

Barbara Rae RA

Barbara Rae RA is a contemporary Scottish painter and printmaker. Her dynamic works combines the influence of landscape and travel with painterly abstraction and intense bursts of colour.

Artist profile

Barbara Rae RA studied at Edinburgh College of Art from 1961 to 1965. After graduating, Rae was awarded a travel scholarship, taking her to work in France and Spain in 1966. Her travels provide her with an endless source of inspiration - she continues to work in Spain and often works on the west coast of Scotland, in Ireland, and recently travelled to the Arctic in the footsteps of Dr John Rae.


Rae was elected President of the Society of Scottish Artists in 1983. She was made a Member of the Royal Scottish Academy in 1992 and a Royal Academician in 1996. She has been a Member of the Royal Fine Art Commission for Scotland since 1995 and was a Member of the Board of the British School at Rome in 1998. In 1999 she was awarded a CBE and received an Honorary Doctorate from Napier University, Edinburgh. Rae lives and works in Edinburgh.


Rae has collaborated with the RA on a number of projects; she curated the Art Sales exhibition Between the Land and the Sea, and has also developed a range of unique ceramics and exquisite jewellery pieces.


Photo: © Royal Academy of Arts

Barbara Rae RA Art Sales
  1. Ice Passage by Barbara Rae
    Barbara Rae RA
    Ice Passage by Barbara Rae
    £2,000.00
  2. Arctic Glacier I by Barbara Rae
    Barbara Rae RA
    Arctic Glacier I by Barbara Rae
    £1,995.00
  3. Sea Cliff by Barbara Rae RA
    Barbara Rae RA
    Sea Cliff
    £1,550.00
  4. Sea Ice Disko Bay by Barbara Rae
    Barbara Rae RA
    Sea Ice Disko Bay by Barbara Rae
    £1,400.00
  5. Etching Set by Barbara Rae
    Barbara Rae RA
    Etching Set by Barbara Rae
    £3,800.00
  6. Ice Wall- Avanaata I I by Barbara Rae
    Barbara Rae RA
  7. Achill Evening by Barbara Rae
    Barbara Rae RA
    Achill Evening by Barbara Rae
    £2,000.00
  8. Achill Beach Barbara Rae RA
    Barbara Rae RA
    Achill Beach
    £2,000.00
  9. Moy Traveller by Barbara Rae
    Barbara Rae RA
    Moy Traveller by Barbara Rae
    £1,250.00
  10. Baffin Island, 2019 by Barbara Rae
    Barbara Rae RA
    Baffin Island, 2019 by Barbara Rae
    £1,650.00
  11. Ice Track – Baffin Island
    Barbara Rae RA
    Ice Track – Baffin Island
    £1,795.00
  12. Sea Ice - Baffin, 2022 by Barbara Rae
    Barbara Rae RA

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