Archibald Dunbar McIntosh was born in Glasgow and studied at Glasgow School of Art from 1953 to 1957. After graduation he taught art, and became President of Glasgow School of Art in 1968. He is member of the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts and the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolours. He has won many awards including the Glasgow Civic Art Award, the Torrance Award and Mabel MacKinley Award at the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts, the David Muirhead Memorial Award, the Latimer Award and the Guthrie Award at the Royal Scottish Academy, the Scottish Arts Club Award, the May Marshall Brown Award and Sir William Gillies Award at the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolours, the Mabel MacKinley Award at the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts, the Dunfermline Building Society Purchase Prize and Royal Bank of Scotland Prize. His paintings are held in private and corporate collections worldwide and with public bodies including Glasgow Museum and Art Gallery, Edinburgh City Council, Argyle Education Authority and Strathclyde Regional Council. Dunbar McIntosh has exhibited regularly since graduation in the UK and USA.