Robert Crozier is a Northern Scot, born in Buckie in 1940 and brought up in the Orkney Islands. He studied painting at Edinburgh College of Art, 1958–62, where he won an Andrew Grant Open Scholarship and exhibited at The Young Contemporaries Exhibition, London, in 1961. While supporting himself and his family for many years by teaching, he continued to paint and make prints and has had a series of Edinburgh solo exhibitions, beginning with a show of paintings and sculpture at the New 57 Gallery in 1970. The next year, he was one of the five artists included in the Scottish Arts Council’s touring exhibition Scottish Realism. Besides his solo shows, he has taken part in numerous group exhibitions.

Before the advent of the Scottish open print workshops, he made prints in the medium of lino cutting. Following the establishment of the Edinburgh Printmakers’ Workshop in Market Street, he produced many screen prints.

He has maintained a parallel interest in the more ludic forms of poetry and presented a solo show of visual poems at the Edinburgh Printmakers’ Gallery in 1987, which was toured by the Arts in Fife in 1989. He has had poems published in Encounter and The Pen, and in little magazines, but generally prefers to produce pamphlets of his own verse.

Selected solo shows include: In the City at Coburg House, Edinburgh, 2012; Select Cuts: The Relief Prints of Robert Crozier at the Gallery at McNaughton's Bookshop, Edinburgh, 2012; From Edinburgh to Haute Vienne, Edinburgh Printmakers' Gallery, 2006; People and Places, Europe and China, The David Young Gallery, Edinburgh, 2005; Recent Paintings and Prints at Wasps Gallery, Patriot Hall, Edinburgh 2002; People and Places, ArtExchange, Hull. 2001; Recent Paintings and Prints at The Gallery at Architecture Ltd., Greenwich, London, 1997.

His work is represented in these public collections: The Government Art Collection, The Ritchie Collection, Edinburgh Education Committee, Midlothian District Council, Art in Healthcare, Napier University, The Arts and Theatre Trust, Fife, Aberdeen Libraries, and Leeds Education Committee, Edinburgh College of Art.