Anderson, William Smith

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Anderson, William Smith

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  • Anderson, Jock

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William Smith Anderson (1878-1929), sometimes know as 'Jock' Anderson, was born in Kilsyth. A few years later his family moved to Kirkintilloch. On leaving school he was apprenticed to a firm of ironfounders, Messrs. Cameron and Robertson of Kirkintilloch, eventually becoming their commercial traveller. Much of his business was in England and after marrying Daisy McGlashan in September 1909 the family moved to Hexham, Northumberland.
Anderson attended GSA from 1897-1901 winning several Haldane Bursaries. From 1909 onwards he painted landscapes and street scenes in watercolour and oils. He also painted still life and interiors.
Student Career:
1897 Model Drawing Advanced 1st Class
Drawing Light and Shade Advanced 1St Class
Haldane Bursary 15/6
1898 Haldane Bursary 23/
1899 Drawing from the Life 2nd Class


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