George Donald is a painter, printmaker and lecturer in studio arts. Born in South India into a colonial family, his early memories are of the colours and rhythms of the East. He studied at ECA and was awarded a travelling scholarship to India, Afghanistan and Nepal. Later, at Hornsey College of Art, London (then, in the late 60's at the forefront of student-led changes in visual education) he studied art education.
He taught for many years within the D&P School of ECA, and in 1999 co-founded the Centre for Continuing Studies - a centre for innovation and excellence in higher art education, and the first to offer part-time BA degrees in visual arts.
In mid-career, he returned to the University of Edinburgh to study philosophy and education. George Donald had travelled widely as an art lecturer: with the British Council in India and Korea and as a visiting artist/tutor in France, Spain, Japan, China, UAE and USA. He is currently adjunct professor in the Art Department of the University of Central Florida. He retired from full-time teaching in 2001 to concentrate on making art, exhibiting, occasional teaching and consultancies.
He is a Member and former Keeper of the RSA and RSW. He is Honorary Professor at the Maktoum Institute, Dundee.
George Donald held his first solo show at Bohun Gallery in 1984 and contines to regularly exhibit at the gallery.