Series DC 098/2/1 - Photographs of artworks

Photograph of painting Photograph of Baltus painting

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DC 098/2/1


Photographs of artworks


  • [1921-1937] (Creation)

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11 items

Content and Structure

Scope and content

A variety of photographs of different artworks completed by Georges-Marie Baltus. Some of these items are dated to his time as a lecturer in Belgium, several years after he left Glasgow.

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System of arrangement

The items were originally deposited alongside forty photographs from Georges-Marie Baltus' Italian and European tours compiled within the individual series 'Photographs of trips' (DC 098/2/2). These items have been arranged into an individual series, 'Photographs of artworks' (DC 098/2/2), respecting the order in which they were deposited in the box. This has altered the original arrangement of the items when they were deposited with The Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections.

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Biographical history

George Baltus was a Belgian artist and lecturer born in 1874. Baltus married Sivia von Hildebrand, the daughter of the German sculptor Adolf von Hildebrand, in 1904. He began his relationship with the School as an occasional visiting lecturer around 1906. He gave talks to the students on subjects such as composition and the history of art in major cities such as Florence. He was recruited as a permanent member of staff in 1908 and his lecture series developed to include techniques and processes. He released a book during his time at the School called The Technics Of Painting. Baltus returned to Belgium on the outbreak of the First World War where he stayed in active resistance to the German invasion and didn’t return to Glasgow. In 1920, Baltus was appointed professor at the Academy, a position he kept till he left in 1925 for the Acadlmey of Elsene (Ixelles/Brussels). He stayed involved in Leuven affairs as general inspector for art schools in the Belgian Flemish Region. If you have any additional information please get in touch.

Resources used: Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide: a journal of nineteenth-century visual culture, The Influence of Theosophy on Belgian Artists, Between Symbolism and the Avant-Garde (1890-1910), The Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections, The Glasgow School of Art Prospectuses, The Flower and the Green Leaf: Glasgow school of Art in the time of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, edited by Ray McKenzie, The Glasgow School of Art: the history, by Hugh Ferguson, The Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections, Records of The Glasgow School of Art, 15th century-2014. Additional information provided by a private researcher.

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Conditions governing reproduction

Application for permission to reproduce should be submitted to The Archives and Collections at The Glasgow School of Art.
Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of material.

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  • English

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Physical Description

All items are mounted on carboard except for item (DC 098/2/1/1).
Dimensions: 226 x 265 mm

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Catalogued by Javier Garcia, Intern, Aug 2023.




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