- 1969-2015 (Creation)
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Sketchbooks from James Cosgrove's time as a student at the Glasgow School of Art, as a member of staff of the Glasgow School of Art, and as a Director of the House for an Art Lover. Also includes travel journals and sketchbooks documenting trips to Mexico, the United States of America, the Highlands of Scotland, London, Paris and Amsterdam.
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The sketchbooks have been arranged in chronological order.
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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’.
Donated by creator James Cosgrove, 2018/10/20.
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