Item DC 111/4/1 - An illustrated talk on architecture and cartoons. Louis Hellman

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DC 111/4/1


An illustrated talk on architecture and cartoons. Louis Hellman


  • Late 20th century (Creation)

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Poster depicting a surreal tower surrounded by flying pigs. States "Mackintosh Lecture Theatre Monday 21 2.30pm".

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Biographical history

James Cosgrove, or Jimmy Cosgrove as he is more popularly known, is a Scottish artist and designer. He was a member of staff at GSA where his positions held included Lecturer in Design (Textile Design) from 1973-1980, and Senior Lecturer in Charge of Printed Textiles from 1980-1982, before being appointed Deputy Director of The Glasgow School of Art. He retired from academic life in 1999.
His recent work in painting, drawing and collage is derived from travel in general and people and places in the west of Scotland in particular - including Arran and Ayrshire. A regular exhibitor at the Royal Scottish Academy, the Royal Glasgow Institute, The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour and the Paisley Art Institute, Cosgrove also exhibits widely in a number of commercial galleries.
He is a Director with the House for an Art Lover and has contributed to books on art and design, Charles Rennie Mackintosh - and ART PARK Glasgow at Bellahouston Park, where he has a Sculpture fabricated in iron and steel titled; ‘Shipbuilding - Homage to those who made the Clyde great’.

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Donated by James (Jimmy) Cosgrove in 2020, with additional information provided by Arts and Heritage Officer at House for An Art Lover. Identified by loose printed note inside provided by the donor, as 'Glasgow School of Art DA dissertation, hand-printed silk-screen book on paper and acetate 1970-71'

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  • English

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Screen print on paper.

760 x 1012mm

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Finding Aid Author/s: The Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections

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A second copy of this poster can be found under GSAA/EPH/10/13.

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  • English



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