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Abercrombie, Balfour

  • S140
  • Person
  • fl c 1890s-1910s

Balfour Abercrombie was born in Paisley in 1879. He attended The Glasgow School of Art from September 1898 to 1903, during which time he worked as an apprentice to architect James Miller. In 1906 he commenced practice on his own account, and designed several villas, a church, a model farm, and an extension to a boarding school in Hampshire. In 1915 he joined the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders as a private, and died shortly after from severe injuries sustained during a shell attack. Also appears on the Glasgow Institute of Architects Roll of Honour (Associate).

Sources: http://www.scottisharchitects.org.uk. Abercrombie is listed on The Glasgow School of Art's World War One Roll of Honour.

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Adair, John

  • S580
  • Person

John Adair was born in Barrhead in 1899 and attended The Glasgow School of Art briefly at the time of the First World War, in the 1916/17 session, taking evening classes in drawing and painting.

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Adair, Ninian

  • S762
  • Person

Ninian Adair studied at GSA in the late 1970s, and is credited with the set and lighting for the 1978 fashion show. He was awarded a scholarship for postgraduate study in session 1976-77 and the Scottish Education Department Travelling Scholarship in session 1978-79.

He is a Member of the Chartered Society of Designers and at 2013 was working as an interior designer at BDP Inc in London.

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Adam, Abdirahman

  • P401
  • Person
  • 1986-

Adam is an Illustrator and Visual Development Artist based in Glasgow. He graduated with a BA(Hons) in Visual Communication, from The Glasgow School of Art in 2013. He was the winner of the D&AD Student Awards, Animation, 2010 and the W O Hutchison Prize for Drawing, 2013.

Adam, E C

  • S581
  • Person

E C Adam attended The Glasgow School of Art briefly at the time of the First World War, studying design in evening classes during the 1918/19 session.

Adam, Joseph Denovan Jnr

  • S142
  • Person

Joseph Denovan Adam Jnr, Son of Joseph Denovan Adam, was an animal painter and student at The Glasgow School of art from 1897 to 1899. Adam is listed in the School's World War One Roll of Honour. Please contact us

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Adams, Aitken

  • S593
  • Person

Aitken Adams was born in Fife on the 14th of May 1898, the son of James and Mary Adams. He was still living in Fife when he attended The Glasgow School of Art briefly at the time of the First World War. In the 1915/16 session he took evening classes in drawing and painting whilst working as a clerk. During the war he served with the 14th Battalion London Regiment (London Scottish). His Record of Service paper confirms he signed up on 17th March 1917, although he is not recorded on The Glasgow School of Art Roll of Honour. After the war he possibly continued his career as a clerk with the Tax Office.

Adams, Harry

  • S594
  • Person

Harry Adams was born on the 21st of May 1900 and attended The Glasgow School of Art briefly at the time of the First World War, taking evening classes in drawing and painting in the 1916/17 session whilst working as a retoucher.

Adamson, Robert

  • P83
  • Person
  • 1821-1848

David Octavius Hill (1802-1870) and Robert Adamson (1821-1848) collaborated to produce some of the greatest photographic portraits of the 19th century. In 1843 Hill was commissioned to paint a large commemorative picture of the founding of the Free Church of Scotland. In order to get an accurate record of the features of the several hundred delegates of the founding convention, Hill decided to make photographic portraits of each of them. He enlisted the collaboration of Robert Adamson, a chemist who for a year had made portraits in calotype, a photographic process by which an image is developed from a paper negative. Hill and Adamson did not restrict their activities to photographing Scotland's elite. They recorded many views of Edinburgh, especially in Greyfriars' churchyard. They also went to small fishing villages, where they did some of their best work. After Adamson's death at the age of 27, Hill returned to painting.

Adamson, Thomasina

  • S595
  • Person

Thomasina Adamson attended The Glasgow School of Art briefly at the time of the First World War taking an evening class in modelling in the 1915-16 session whilst working as a teacher.

Addison, Joseph

  • S596
  • Person

Joseph Addison, born on the 8th of February 1890, attended The Glasgow School of Art briefly at the time of the First World War taking classes in drawing and painting in the 1916-17 session whilst working as a blacksmith.

Agnew, Eric M

  • S143
  • Person

Eric Munro Agnew was born in 1889 and attended The Glasgow School of Art from 1907 to 1911. During the First World War he served as a captain with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, winning the Military Cross. Agnew later moved to London, where he attended the Slade School of Art and worked until his death in 1951. He exhibited at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, the International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Engravers, and the Royal Academy of the Arts. Agnew is commemorated on the School's World War One Roll of Honour. Please contact us

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Sources: the Dictionary of Scottish Art and Architecture by Peter J M McEwan

Agnew, Lucinda

  • S597
  • Person

Lucinda Agnew, born 15th of December 1899, attended The Glasgow School of Art between 1917 and 1921 taking afternoon classes in drawing and painting and latterly in china painting.

Aikman, Isabella

  • S598
  • Person

Isabella Aikman attended The Glasgow School of Art at the time of the First World War for the 1917-18 and 18-19 sessions taking evening classes in drawing and painting and design

Aitchison, Barbara

  • S600
  • Person

Barbara Aitchison, born 1894, attended The Glasgow School of Art briefly at the time of the First World War for the 1916-17session, taking evening classes in china painting, taught by Ann MacBeth. She was working as a teacher at the time and joined a number of other teachers in Miss MacBeth's class.

Aitchison, Robert Patrick

  • S599
  • Person

Robert Patrick Aitchison was born 18th October 1890 or 1891 in Tradeston, Glasgow to Jessie Patrick Aitchison and James Aitchison. He attended The Glasgow School of Art briefly at the time of the First World War for the 1914-15 session, taking evening classes in design whilst working as a cloth inspector.

Aitken, Janet Macdonald

  • P11
  • Person
  • 1873-1941

Born in Glasgow, Janet Aitken was the daughter of lithographer Robert Thomson Aitken of the firm Aitken & Fairy of 177 West George Street. Studying at the Glasgow School of Art from 1887 to 1902 she then went on to Atelier Colarossi's in Paris and then Spain where she produced many lively and colourful sketches. As a portrait, landscape and watercolour artist she was a member of the Women's Instructional Art Club and Glasgow Society of Lady Artists from about 1893, winning their Lauder Award in 1928 and 1937, on both occassions for watercolours. Her watercolours were principally of Ayrshire where she later came to live. She also produced art metalwork and was a member of the Scottish Guild of Handicraft.

Aitken, John B

  • S602
  • Person

John B Aitken was born on 8th January 1901. He attended The Glasgow School of Art at the time of the First World War, initially as a day student in the 1916-17 session studying drawing and painting. At this time he lived at the Smithy in East Kilbride. He continued as an evening student between 1917 and 1920 taking classes in life drawing and drawing and painting, whilst working as an apprentice designer and as an apprentice lithographic artist.

Alexander, Agnes G

  • S605
  • Person

Agnes G. Alexander was a teacher who attended The Glasgow School of Art in the 1915-16 session taking a Saturday art class in drawing and painting.

Alexander, Ann Dunlop

  • S603
  • Person

Ann Dunlop Alexander was born on 16th March 1896, the daughter of Robert Alexander, a school master. She was a pupil at Glasgow High School and attended The Glasgow School of Art as a day student between 1915 and 1919, taking classes in life drawing and drawing and painting, including classes in drawing animals and costumes. She was an able student and was awarded the Robert Hart bursary of £10 in 1917, and gained her Diploma from The Glasgow School of Art in 1919. She worked in a variety of different media producing black and white drawings, water colours, lino prints and wood cuts. She was an exhibitor on many occasions at The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts between 1917 and 1965, with works influenced by literature, in particular Tennyson and the legend of King Arthur and also works depicting Scottish scenes. Her work was also frequently exhibited around the same period at The Royal Scottish Academy.

Sources: Dictionary of Scottish Art and Architecture by Peter J McEwan; The Dictionary of British Women Artists by Sara Grey; The Royal Scottish Academy Exhibitors 1826-1990, Charles Baile de Laperriere; The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts 1861-1989, Roger Billcliffe

Alexander, Chrisie

  • S606
  • Person

Mrs Chrisie Alexander was a teacher who attended the Glasgow School of Art in the 1918-19 session taking an evening class in drawing and painting.

Alexander, Norman H

  • S604
  • Person

Norman Hamilton Alexander was born in Helensburgh on 12th December 1900, the son of Isabella and Gordon Dunn Alexander. He lived with his parents and elder brother, Gordon, at Ivy House, West Clyde Street, Helensburgh and continued to live there when he attended The Glasgow School of Art from 1917-1919. As a day student at art school, he studied drawing and painting. Alexander lived for some time in Canada after the First World War in the 1920s and worked there as an artist.

Sources; Ancestry:www.Ancestry.com

Alexander, Walter

  • S144
  • Person

Walter Alexander was born c1885, and studied architecture at The Glasgow School of Art from 1904 to 1910. He commenced independent practice in 1911, after an apprenticeship with Peter Macgregor Chalmers. During the First World War he served in the Highland Light Infantry, reaching the rank of Lieutenant. In 1920 Alexander went to India to work in the Military Works Service. He is commemorated on The Glasgow School of Art's World War One Roll of Honour. Also appears on the Glasgow Institute of Architects Roll of Honour (Associate). Please contact us if you have any information.

Sources: http://www.scottisharchitects.org.uk

Alison

  • F3
  • Family
  • 1805-1972

Alison, David

  • P312
  • Person
  • 1882-1955

David Alison, brother of Henry Young Alison, was born in Fife in 1882. He attended The Glasgow School of Art from 1899 to 1901, before being appointed to the staff of the Edinburgh College of Art. At the outbreak of the First World War he joined the Royal Scots and was badly wounded at Gallipoli. Upon return he was appointed head of painting at the ECA.
[i]Alison is listed on The School's World War One Roll of Honour. Please contact us if you have any information.[/i]

Alison, Henry Young

  • P50
  • Person
  • 1889-1972

Henry Young Alison, brother of artist David Alison, was born on 21 September 1889 in Dysart, Fife, Scotland. He was a figure and portrait painter and exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy from 1916-1921. He trained at the Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland, under Fra. Newbery from 1905-1912, studying drawing and painting and life classes under Maurice Greiffenhagen, Paul Artot and James Huck, and gained his Diploma in 1911.
During the First World War he served in France, but was captured and held as a Prisoner of War. Whilst imprisoned he was wounded in one eye and lost the sight of it (his wartime letters to the Glasgow School of Art survive in the Secretary and Treasurers's letters, 1914-1918). He joined the staff of the Glasgow School of Art in 1927 as an assistant in the Drawing and Painting Classes, becoming Supervisor of the Evening School and the General Course in 1932. At Alan Walton's resignation in 1945 he took over as Interim Director.
One important legacy he left to the school is the small staircase in the Library leading to the balcony floor. This was built by Alison and a janitor during the Easter vacation in 1946.
He resigned in April 1946 when D P Bliss was appointed as Director.
[i]Henry Young Alison is listed on The School's World War One Roll of Honour. Please contact us if you have any information. [/i]

Alison, Walter

  • S147
  • Person

Walter Alison was born in Kirkcaldy in 1887. He studied architecture at The Glasgow School of Art in from 1907 to 1908, before working as a draughtsman for Cullen, Lochhead and Brown in Hamilton. He enlisted for war service in 1915, joining the Highland Light Infantry. He began practicing on his own account in 1920, focussing predominantly on schools and hospitals. Alison is commemorated on The Glasgow School of Art's World War One Roll of Honour. Please contact us if you have any information.

Allan, Ada G

  • S610
  • Person

Ada G Allan was born on the 23rd of January 1877 and worked as a teacher. While living at Albert Road, Glasgow, she attended The Glasgow School of Art for the 1917-18 session taking evening classes in drawing and painting and fashion plate. Her sister, Jean, attended The Glasgow School of Art at the same time.

Allan, Andrew

  • P16
  • Person
  • 1863-1940

Andrew Allan was a student at Glasgow School of Art from 1882-1896. As a painter working in watercolour and silverpoint drawying landscapes, still life and figures he worked as an artist and his drawings featured on postcards, many of which depicted Scottish buildings and monuments. He was influenced by the style of the french fin-de-Siecle. Exhibited RSA once in 1895 from a Glasgow address and thereafter from 1897 whilst living at Adrossan, contributing a total of 34 works there during his lifetime.

Allan, Cathy H H

  • S608
  • Person

Cathy Allan, born 31st July 1895, attended The Glasgow School of Art between 1912 and 1915 taking evening classes whilst working as a tracer. For two years she studied design before taking a class in pottery in her final year at art school in the 1914-15 session.

Allan, Charles

  • S612
  • Person

Charles Allan attended The Glasgow School of Art for the 1918-19 session taking evening classes in metal design, whilst working as a metal worker.

Allan, D

  • P463
  • Person
  • fl c1930s

Allan, Jean

  • S611
  • Person

Jean Allan was born on the 17th of August 1880 and worked as a domestic science teacher. While living at Albert Road, Glasgow, she attended The Glasgow School of Art for the 1917-18 session taking evening classes in needlework under Ann MacBeth. Her sister, Ada, attended The Glasgow School of Art at the same time.

Allan, Jessie

  • S615
  • Person

Jessie Allan attended The Glasgow School of Art in the 1914/15 session taking an evening class whilst working as a machinist.

Allan, Jessie R

  • P820
  • Person
  • 1859-1947

Artist, GSA teacher, Member of Glasgow Society of Lady Artists and ceramicist at Allander pottery.

(Allander Pottery, Milngavie was founded in 1904 by Hugh Ugolin Allan, 1862-1909, a renowned Glasgow artist known for his landscape watercolours. Allander produced vividly coloured art pottery, often based on oriental pieces. The pottery closed in 1908, the year before Hugh died)

Jessie first enrolled as a student at the GSA in 1881. From 1886 onwards she was first a pupil teacher, then an art teacher, progressing to Assistant Mistress, Drawing and Painting, from 1996-1998. She remained a member of GSA staff until 1924. The following information about her GSA career is gleaned from the GSA Registers and Staff lists:

Staff Posts

1887/1895: Assistant Mistress

1896/1898: Assistant Mistress (Drawing and Painting)

1898/1903: still life

1904/1914: preparatory painting

1914/1924: water colour

Addresses

1881/4: 4,Victoria Drive, Mt.Florida

1884/94: 32,Moray Place, Strathbungo

1894/1902: 18,India Street

Student Career

1880: Local exam., 2nd grade prize

1881: Local exam., 2nd grade prize

1882: National Competition, advanced section, commended

1883: National Competition, advanced section, commended

1883: Local exam., advanced, painting from still life, certificate, good

1883: Local exam., Art Class Teacher's Certificate, Stage3b, Stage 5b

1883: Local prize, design for carpet, £1 and books value £-10s

1883: Local prize, best set of designs on principles in lectures, £3 & books

1884: National Comp., 3rd grade prize, Stage 10a, flowers drawn from nature

1884: National Comp., 3rd grade prize, Stage 22d, historic styles ornament 1884: Local examination, advanced, perspective, certificate, good

1884: Local competition, best single drawing illustrating historic styles

1885: National Comp., advanced section, commended

1885: Local exam., advanced, perspective (theory & practice), cert., good

1885: Local exam., advanced, Stage 5a, shading from models, certificate

1885: Local exam., full Art Class Teacher's Certificate

1885: Local prize, best still life group, advanced stage, £2 and books

1886: National Comp., 3rd grade prize, Stage 23c, des printed woven hanging

1886: Local exam., advanced, painting, technical questions, prize, excellent

1886: Local exam., Art Master's Certificate, Group 1 1887: National Competition, 3rd grade prize, Stage 23c, ornamental design

1887: National Comp., Art Master's Cert., Group 2, Stage 8b

1887: Local exam., advanced, Stage 23c, ornamental design, fair

1887: Local exam., advanced, painting from still life, fair

1888: Local exam., drawing from antique, 2nd class

1888: Local exam., anatomy, 2nd class

1888: Local exam., design, 1st class

1889: National Comp., 3rd grade prize, Stage 22d, historic ornament studies

1889: Art Master's Certificate, Group 3, Stage 22d

1890: National Comp., Queen's Prize, Stage 23d, design for majolica plate

1890: Art Master's Certificate, Group 3, Stage 23d

1890: Local examination, advanced, drawing from antique, 2nd class

Other qualifications:

Cert. Art Mistress, Academie Delacluze

Allan, John Kennedy

  • S607
  • Person

John Kennedy Allan, born 18th June 1893, attended The Glasgow School of Art as a day student of drawing and painting in the 1911 to 1915 session, receiving a bursary of £10 for at least two years. He returned to study drawing and painting again in the1918-19 session. In 1921, he exhibited a lino print at the Royal Scottish Academy but apart from this, it has not been possible to establish any more information on his artistic career.

Allan, John M

  • S613
  • Person

John M Allan, born on 27th April 1901, was living in Milngavie when he started attending The Glasgow School of Art in 1918. He took evening classes in drawing and painting whilst working as a warehouseman and continued evening classes at The Glasgow School of Art until 1921.

Allan, Lillian Reid

  • S617
  • Person

Lillian Reid Allan was born in Helensburgh on 20th December 1894, one of six children of Matthew and Agnes Allan. She attended The Glasgow School of Art for a Saturday art class in the 1915/16 session.

Sources: Ancestry: ancestry.com

Allan, Margaret C

  • S609
  • Person

Margaret C Allan was a teacher from the Glasgow Govan area who attended The Glasgow School of Art in the 1915-16 session taking an evening class in drawing and painting.

Allan, Margaret F

  • S616
  • Person

Margaret F Allan attended The Glasgow School of Art as an evening student of drawing and painting in the 1915-16 session, whilst working as a shop assistant, before becoming a day student the following year taking classes in design. She exhibited flower paintings twice at the Royal Scottish Academy in 1913 and 1940. She also exhibited on fourteen occasions at the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts between 1897 and 1940, again mainly flower paintings.

Sources; The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts 1861-1989 Volume 1 - Roger Billcliffe: The Royal Scottish Academy Exhibitors 1826-1990 - Charles Baile de Laperriere: Dictionary of Scottish Art and Architecture - Peter J. M. McEwan

Allan, Rita Spence

  • S614
  • Person

Rita Spence Allan is listed in The Glasgow School of Art Register of 1914/15 but it is noted 'not coming'. She did attend the previous session in 1913/14, and studied drawing and painting as a day student. Rita's full name was Marguarite Carlisle Spence Allan and she was one of triplets born on 23rd January 1891 to Clara Florence Nash Allan and Henry William Allan. The other triplets were her bothers Henry Spence Allan and Lewis Spence Allan. She lived initially at Carlton Gardens in Glasgow, now Striven Gardens with her parents, four older siblings and two servants. It has not been possible to trace any information of an artistic career.

Sources: Ancestry: ancestry.com

Allan, Stephen Junior

  • P819
  • Person
  • c1872-c1940

Son of Edinburgh-born Stephen Adam (1848–1910), a stained-glass artist and designer who founded one of the most successful stained-glass businesses in the West of Scotland.

Stephen (Senior) trained with the eminent glass-painter James Ballantine of Ballantine & Allan, in Edinburgh, before moving to Glasgow in 1865 where he started working as an assistant at the new business set up by Daniel Cottier.

Later establishing his own studio, Adam's business expanded significantly from 1889 and he mentored many younger artists, including his son Stephen Adam Junior, and Alf Webster, both GSA students. Stephen Junior studied at GSA from 1890-1892 in the Design Department, and was awarded a Haldane Bursary in both 1890 and 1891. He was a gifted student as GSA records reveal:

1891: National Competition, 3rd grade prize, Stage 23d, figure composition

1891: Local exam, advanced, Stage 23c, design ornament, first class

1891: Local exam, advanced, Stage 5a, shading from models, 1st class

1891: Local exam, advanced, Stage 5b…

After graduating from GSA, Stephen Junior became his father’s business partner. A publicity article from 1891 describes the Adam’s Glasgow premises in St Vincent Street as six-storeys of 'lead-working ... cartoons ... glass painting workshops [and] kilns for firing'. During the 1880s, the business completed 220 memorial windows. Adam Senior is perhaps best known today for his series of realistic depictions of local industries for Maryhill Burgh Hall in 1878, said to mark a 'defining’ shift in subjects considered suitable for such decorative treatment.

A dispute with his father led to the break-up of that relationship in 1904. Stephen Junior is believed to have emigrated to America, and Alf Webster subsequently took over Adam’s studio

Allan, William

  • S148
  • Person

William Allan was a student at The Glasgow School of Art c1914. He is listed on the School's World War One Roll of Honour. It is possible that he is from Shettleston and attended The School from 1916-1917 and 1919-1924, working part-time as a machine overseer and an engineer during this time. Please contact us if you have any information.

Allen, Walter Godfrey

  • P264
  • Person
  • 1891-1986

Allen was achitect and surveyor to St Paul's Cathedral from 1931 to 1956.

Allingham, Arthur

  • S619
  • Person

Arthur Allingham attended The Glasgow School of Art at the end of the First World War in the 1918-19 session taking evening classes in drawing and painting whilst working as an engineer. His address at the time is noted as South Kensington so he may have been working temporarily in the Glasgow area.

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