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Material relating to Gerard V Murphy, former GSA student
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Graphic designs for school magazines

Four printed graphic designs featuring school magazine covers, annotated "Coatbridge Secondary School Magazine" and "Airdrie Academy Magazine." The designs are attached to backing paper and two of them are dated 1937 and 1938. This work was used as teaching material in schools in Scotland, as marked the level of students "Fifth year."

Murphy, Gerard V

Life sketches

18 life sketches depicting male and female figures. The majority are not dated or marked while a few pieces signed "G. Murphy." Some are attached to backing paper. Potentially worked in a drawing class at Glasgow School of Art.

Murphy, Gerard V

Material relating to Gerard V Murphy, former GSA student

  • DC 084
  • Collection
  • c1929-1943

A variety of drawings and graphic designs created by Gerard V. Murphy, a former student at The Glasgow School of Art in the 1930s. The diverse subjects of his drawings include animals, plants, architecture, human anatomy and figures. A subfonds titled 'Teaching examples' features his teaching materials as an art teacher at schools, intended for printmaking techniques and pattern design education.

Most items have been marked with his name or student registration numbers, assuming they were created during his time as a student at GSA. The dominant materials in his works are pencil and watercolour, worked on cartridge paper.

Some of this material was damaged in the fire in GSA's Mackintosh Building on 23rd May 2014. Paper conservation was completed in 2019.

Murphy, Gerard V

Pattern designs

15 painted pattern designs featuring floral, organic, and geometric motifs, including one book cover design for 'Gulliver's Travels' by Jonathan Swift. Most of these designs are likely intended for use in wallpaper, textiles, or graphics, and attached to black backing paper. Some include annotations of student registration no. ("No. 71") and signed "Gerard Murphy."

Murphy, Gerard V

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