Jock McFadyen R.A. is a Scottish artist and painter who was born in Paisley in 1950. He attended art classes at the Glasgow School of Art then later went on to the Chelsea School of Art in 1976/7. He would eventually go on to teach at the Slade School of Art for an extended tenure between 1980 and 2005 teaching the next generation of artists. In 1981 he was named Artists in residence at the National Gallery in London.
McFadyen has exhibited all over the world during his long and successful career often siting Lowry and Walter Sickert as influences to his work. Throughout the many social and industry changes, the UK has seen during this time, his style of painting has remained hugely popular among collectors and Museums alike.
In 2012 he was awarded Royal Academician by his peers.