Item NMC/0966 - Country villa

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Country villa


  • c1900s-1910s (Creation)

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Born in Auckland, NZ; died Pollockshields, Glasgow, 21 Nov. Architect. Came to Scotland at a very early age remaining for the rest of his life. Educated Irvine Royal Academy and Allan Glen's School, Glasgow, then studied at Glasgow School of Art with Mac Whannell and Rogerson. In 1911 awarded the Arthur Coates prize. Worked as assistant with Charles Rennie Mackintosh (qv) in John Keppie's office. 'His many well-proportioned, cleverly planned buildings, show evidence of his inventive skill and versatility, and his building for the Bank of Scotland in Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, is generally considered the best example of its kind in the country'. Elected PRIBA 1950; toured Canada and the USA. In WW1 he lost the use of his right arm and hand. Elected ARSA 1943, RSA 1953. Regular exhibitor RSA.

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Great Western Auctions, 28.02.08.

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Pencil on paper

Dimensions: 345 x 515 mm

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