Philip Braham is a Scottish artist whose paintings and photographs recall the Northern Romantic tradition in which the landscape reflects aspects the human condition. Fidelity to experience is fundamental to his practice, developing from a phenomenological immersion in landscape that discloses nature as timeless and our mortal existence as preciously short.
Philip Braham graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in 1980, and completed a Postgraduate at the Royal Academy of Fine Art in Holland the following year. He then undertook a year of research as visiting artist at the University of California at Los Angeles before returning to his native Scotland. In 1989 he joined the stable of Raab Gallery (London and Berlin) and later, BCA Gallery, London. His career includes 26 solo exhibitions to date, in addition to numerous group shows both nationally and internationally. Braham’s paintings and photographs are held in many public and private collections and art foundations. Among the awards received are the prestigious Royal Scottish Academy Guthrie Award for painting and the Royal Scottish Academy Morton Award for lens-based work. Recent exhibitions include solo shows at Perth Museum & Art Gallery, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow, Raab Gallery Berlin, and at the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh. In 2021, Braham was elected to the Royal Scottish Academy.
A longstanding interest in continental aesthetics informs his pedagogical role as Programme Director for Art & Philosophy at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee.