Collection DC 109 - Student work by Eirene Hunter

Blue fabric hanging with white tassels (Version 1) Blue fabric hanging with white tassels (Version 2) Semi circular red fringed wrap Printed fabric with house design Printed fabric with swan design Printed fabric with bird design Printed fabric with flower and leaves design Printed fabric with calligraphy design Printed fabric with dandelion clock

Key Information

Reference code

DC 109


Student work by Eirene Hunter


  • c1950s (Creation)

Level of description



8 items

Content and Structure

Scope and content

Student work produced by Eirene Hunter in 1950s.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

After leaving Glasgow School of Art where she qualified as a textile designer, Eirene worked for the United Africa Company as a studio designer. Marrying a Naval Officer meant a change in her life and she travelled the world with her husband and two sons, tackling any art oriented job that came her way from teaching to painting scenery for the stage. Two years in the United States of America gave her the opportunity and time to start her career in animal painting, a subject always close to her heart. She not only exhibited in the United States but also gained recognition as an animal painter working on commission. After returning to Britain she developed her own particular style of oil painting in which the animals appear in a natural setting - gun dogs working in shooting country or portraits of champion bulls on their owners' farms. The animals she has painted include many champions from both sides of the Atlantic - cattle, horses, sheep and dogs; but many are well loved pets or ponies who have no claim to fame.

Archival history

Custodial history

Accessioned 23/02/2018 accession number JAC/240.

Physical Description and Conditions of Use

Conditions governing access

Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections are open for research by appointment. For further details, please refer to our Access Policy @

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.

For further details, please refer to our Reprographic Service Guide @

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes

Physical Description

Finding aids

Related Material

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related materials

Related descriptions

Notes area

Alternative identifier(s)



Place access points

People and Organisations

Genre access points


Level of detail

Processing information

  • Catalogue exported from Archon and imported into AtoM during system migration, 2018-2019.




Archivist's note

© Copyright 2018 GSA Archives. All rights reserved.

Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organisations

Related genres

Related places