Item NMC/0817 - Portrait of Hugh Ferguson

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Portrait of Hugh Ferguson


  • 1970 (Creation)

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This item was lost in the fire in The Mackintosh Building at The Glasgow School of Art on 23rd May 2014. Portrait of the architect-lecturer.

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Born New York, 11 Nov, died Glasgow, 29 Oct. Painter in oil, gouache, chalk, charcoal and pencil; portraits, figurative studies and murals; also lithographer. Attended GSA but his studies were interrupted by WW2. In 1945 returned to GSA graduating in 1947 after obtaining the Guthrie Prize for best portrait. In 1948 he shared the Brough Prize for Interior Design. Shortly afterwards appointed visited lecturer in architecture at the School. Visiting staff at GSA: Drawing and Painting 1953/54; Assistant: General course 1968/69 - 1970/71; Lecturer: Architecture 1972/73 - 1978/79.

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Estate of Hugh Ferguson, 01.02.05.

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oil on canvas

Dimensions: 732 x 600 mm

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