Born in Glasgow in 1937, Fred Pollock studied at the Glasgow School of Art before moving to London, showing at the influential Stockwell Depot in the 1970s. His work was included in ‘British Painting 1952-77’ at the Royal Academy in 1977, and in the 1980s he began a series of solo shows at the Vanessa Devereux Gallery, London. In 1980 he was included at the Hayward Annual, and in 1982, a Serpentine Gallery Summer Show. His work is in numerous public and private collections, including the Arts Council and the Scottish Arts Council. His painting is characterised by wonderfully expressive brushwork and use of colour.