About this artwork

The men represented in this painting are professors in the Department of Surgery and Molecular Oncology at Ninewells Hospital and Medical School in Dundee. The Head of Department and Professor of Surgery, Sir Alfred Cuschieri, is in the centre. Sir David Lane, Professor of Molecular Oncology is on the right. On the left is surgeon Professor Steele. All three men appear to have been disturbed in the middle of their duties: Professor Steele has blood on his hands and Sir Alfred Cuschieri is holding a medical implement. The luminous quality of the paint makes the figures look almost ghostly, expressing the sense of horror and anxiety associated with cancer.

Updated before 2020

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  • artist:
  • title:
    Three Oncologists (Professor RJ Steele, Professor Sir Alfred Cuschieri and Professor Sir David P Lane of the Department of Surgery and Molecular Oncology, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee)
  • date created:
    2002
  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • measurements:
    195.58 x 243.84 cm (framed: 202.00 x 248.00 x 5.00 cm)
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Commissioned 2002
  • accession number:
    PG 3296
  • gallery:
  • depicted:
  • subject:
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve
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Ken Currie

Ken Currie