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Baird, Agnes Roy

  • S1198
  • Person

Agnes Roy Baird was born on 7th May, 1891. She attended Drawing and Painting Evening Classes between 1914 and 1915. She lived in Dennistoun, and worked as a teacher.

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Baird, Edward

  • P823
  • Person
  • 1904-1949

A native of Montrose, Baird lived in the town for most of his life and it provided the subject for some of his best-known paintings. Poor health prevented him from following the family tradition of seagoing, and after attending Montrose Academy, he enrolled at the Glasgow School of Art in 1924, studying alongside James McIntosh Patrick who became a close friend.

A very successful student, Baird was awarded the Newbery medal in 1927, the year he gained his Diploma. Following his Board of Education exam in 1928, he was awarded a Travelling Scholarship of £120 and spent four months to March 1929 travelling and studying in Italy.

Moving back to Montrose, he became involved in the ‘Scottish Renaissance’ movement in the town and early Scottish Nationalist politics, with the author Fionn MacColla (whose portrait he painted in 1932) and the poet and essayist Hugh MacDiarmid (Christopher Murray Grieve) then editor of 'The Montrose Review' newspaper. In 1939, Baird adapted a portrait of another local friend, James “Pumphy” Davidson to show him wearing the armband of the forerunners of the Home Guard, and the image was widely used in early war propaganda efforts.

Appointed as an Official War Artist in 1942, he produced his best-known painting that year, “Unidentified Aircraft” (Glasgow Museums) with a striking image of Montrose. By 1944, his health had deteriorated, and Baird was hospitalised. Though he recovered, he only lived another five years. His output was small, around forty paintings and a similar number of drawings during his career, but they reveal a highly individual and often unsettling vision.

Baird, Grace

  • S1199
  • Person

Grace Baird was born on 6th August 1891. She worked as a teacher in Paisley. Baird attended evening classes in China Painting during 1918-1919.

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Baird, Johnstone

  • P176
  • Person
  • 1880-1935

Painter and etcher, born in Ayrshire. Studied at The Glasgow School of Art, 1884-1885 and 1889-1902. Naval architect with the Admiralty 1917-1919. Travelled widely on the Continent. Exhibited between 1910 and 1930.

Baird, Thomas

  • P541
  • Person
  • 1862-1953

Thomas Baird was born at 277 Eglinton Street, Glasgow on 29 May 1862, the son of Thomas Baird, insurance clerk, and his wife Ann Gordon. He was educated at the Southern Academy and studied mathematics with a James Lindsay at his school in Cathedral Street and also under a Mr Ness at the Glasgow Athenaeum. He was articled to John Gordon from 1876 to 1881 and attended The Glasgow School of Art. He taught building construction at the Athenaeum in 1881-1887, commencing practice in the latter year first as head draughtsman and then as a partner with John Gordon. Though Baird's name does not appear in the practice title he remained in partnership with Gordon until the early 1900s. In 'Building Industries' 17 December 1917 (re: alterations to the Alexandra Hotel) Thomas Baird was described as having been with the practice for twenty-five years (i.e. since the beginning of his articles in 1876). That he was a partner is confirmed by their joint names appearing on the Dean of Guild drawings for Strathbungo Public School of 1893-5: he appears as 'Thomas Baird Junior' in the Post Office directories of this date. He left the Gordon's practice in or about 1903 when one of Gordon's sons became a partner along with David Woodburn Sturrock as Gordon Son & Sturrock.
Baird was elected FRIBA on 11 June 1906, his proposers being David Barclay, John Keppie and Horatio Kelson Bromhead. His office at that date was 134 Bath Street and he remained there into the 1920s, maintaining a branch office at what was probably a holiday house in Dunoon from 1909 until 1915. His cinemas showed him to be a very talented designer, the Picture Salon having a splendid Moorish façade with glazed tiles and an advanced ferro-concrete structure.

Baird, William G

  • S154
  • Person

William G Baird was born c1882. He studied design at The Glasgow School of Art in 1903-1904, during which time he worked as a glass stainer. He is listed in the School's World War One Roll of Honour.

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Baldwin, Jeanie Gilmour

  • S1200
  • Person

Jeanie Gilmour Baldwin was born on 25th October 1892. Living in Hyndland, Glasgow, she worked as a Clerkess. She attended evening classes at the Glasgow School of Art from 1917 – 1919, studying Drawing and Painting.

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Balfour, Robert L

  • S155
  • Person

Robert Lindsay Balfour was born in 1888. He attended night classes in drawing and painting at The Glasgow School of Art from 1912/13 to 1915/16, during which time he worked as a clerk. He is listed as a member of the Highland Light Infantry in the School's World War One Roll of Honour.

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Ballantine, Lewis Nisbet

  • P80
  • Person
  • 1947-

Lewis Ballantine was a student of the School from January 1966 (when he joined the non-diploma class) until 1970.

Ballantyne, Gino

  • P774
  • Person
  • fl 2015-2017

Gino Ballantyne was a student of Fine Art at The Glasgow School of Art . He was a visiting artist at The Glasgow School of Art from 2015 to 2017.

Ballantyne, John

  • S157
  • Person

John Ballantyne was born in 1890. He attended evening classes in textile design and needlework at The Glasgow School of Art from 1907 to 1912. During this time he lived in Kilburnie and worked variously as a warehouseman and clerk. He is listed in the School's World War One Roll of Honour as a member of the Scottish Rifles.

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Balloch, Mary

  • S1201
  • Person

Mary Balloch (born 30/09/1869), was a Headmistress living in Coatbridge. Between 1916 – 1917, she attended evening classes in China Painting, under the tutelage of Miss Macbeth.

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Baltus, Georges-Marie

  • P601
  • Person
  • 1874-1967

George Baltus was a Belgian artist and lecturer born in 1874. Baltus married Sivia von Hildebrand, the daughter of the German sculptor Adolf von Hildebrand, in 1904. He began his relationship with the School as an occasional visiting lecturer around 1906. He gave talks to the students on subjects such as composition and the history of art in major cities such as Florence. He was recruited as a permanent member of staff in 1908 and his lecture series developed to include techniques and processes. He released a book during his time at the School called [i]The Technics Of Painting[/i]. Baltus returned to Belgium on the outbreak of the First World War where he stayed in active resistance to the German invasion and didn’t return to Glasgow. In 1920, Baltus was appointed professor at the Academy, a position he kept till he left in 1925 for the Acadlmey of Elsene (Ixelles/Brussels). He stayed involved in Leuven affairs as general inspector for art schools in the Belgian Flemish Region. If you have any additional information please get in touch.

Resources used: Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide: a journal of nineteenth-century visual culture, The Influence of Theosophy on Belgian Artists, Between Symbolism and the Avant-Garde (1890-1910), The Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections, The Glasgow School of Art Prospectuses, The Flower and the Green Leaf: Glasgow school of Art in the time of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, edited by Ray McKenzie, The Glasgow School of Art: the history, by Hugh Ferguson, The Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections, Records of The Glasgow School of Art, 15th century-2014. Additional information provided by a private researcher.

Baltus, Jehanne Nys

  • S1202
  • Person

Born on 24th September 1900, Jehanne came to Glasgow as a Belgian Refugee during the First World War. Records show that she attended the Glasgow School of Art between 1914 and 1916, as a Day Pupil studying Drawing and Painting. In the 1914 – 15 record, her address is noted as "Belleim, Belgium, Oriendale, Flandre", but it is also noted that she was staying at 10 Princes Gardens, Glasgow. Jehanne came to the UK with some members of her family, including her sisters Suzanne Nys Baltus who also studied at the GSA, and Maria Nys Baltus, who later married Aldous Huxley.

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Sources: Nicholas Murray, 'Aldous Huxley: An English Intellectual', (Hachette Digital: London,2009), De Famille Nys Baltus in Bellem @ https://geschiedenisvanaalter.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/de-familie-nys-baltus-in-bellem.html, Belgian Refugees @ https://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/libraries/the-mitchell-library/archives/collections/belgian-refugees/pages/

Baltus, Suzanne Nys

  • S1482
  • Person

Suzanne Nys Baltus (born 04/11/1902) attended the Glasgow School of Art between 1914 and 1916, where she studied afternoon classes in Design, she was listed as an Art Student. Suzanne was a Belgian refugee, and sister of Jehanne Nys Baltus, who was also studying at the Glasgow School of Art at the same time. Between 1914-15, they shared residence at 10 Princes Gardens, Dowanhill; but in 1915-1916, Suzanne had moved to a different residence on Hyndland Road. Suzanne was also related to Maria Nys Baltus, who later married Aldous Huxley.

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Band, David

  • P454
  • Person
  • 1959-2011

David Band was a student at The Glasgow School of art between 1977 and 1981. He later attended the Royal College of Art in London. He was commissioned to design album covers for bands such as Altered Images and Spandau Ballet and to design for Paul Smith, Saks and Liberty. In 1983 he set up ‘The Cloth’ Studios with Fraser Taylor, Brian Bolger and Helen Manning.

Bankhead, Phyllis More

  • S1203
  • Person

Phyllis More Bankhead (born 02/06/1899), attended the Glasgow School of Art between 1917 and 1921. She attended as a Day Pupil, and began by studying Design, specifically lettering and needlework. Lettering involved the taught use of reed and quill pens. In the 1918 – 1919 records, however, she is listed as studying Drawing and Painting, specifically Fashion Plate. Fashion Plate Drawing and Dress Design involved the study of the human figure, the study of drapery and material, the making of drawings for the illustration of catalogues and advertisements, and the designing of dresses as models for dressmakers and tailors.

Throughout her time at the GSA, Phyllis lived at 3 Dumbreck Road, Ibrox. Her occupation was consistently listed as an Art Student.

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Banner, Alexander

  • P824
  • Person
  • fl 1868-1890

Alexander Banner was known as a landscape painter in oil and as an art teacher. Much of his work dates from between 1868 and 1890, and he exhibited twice at the Glasgow Institute and once, in 1888, at the Royal Scottish Academy.

Banner was taken on at the Glasgow School of Art as Second Master to the then Head Master, Charles Heath Wilson, but worked mainly under the subsequent Head Master, Robert Greenlees. Banner's duties involved teaching elementary drawing, geometry and perspective and providing discipline and general instruction. He was also responsible for training art teachers in the associated colleges and seminaries in Glasgow.

He taught at GSA from November 1861 until May 1877, when he was asked by the Governors to tender his resignation.

Bannerman, S C F

  • S158
  • Person

S C F Bannerman was born c1890 and died in action during the First World War. He attended part-time drawing and painting classes at The Glasgow School of Art in 1904/05 and 1907/08. Bannerman is listed in the School's World War One Roll of Honour as a captain in the Royal Army Service Corps.

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Barclay, Elsie Dorothea

  • S1205
  • Person

Elsie Dorothea Barclay was born 7th December 1899. She attended the Glasgow School of Art between 1918 and 1922 where she studied Drawing and Painting as a Day Pupil. During her studies, she lived in Dennistoun.

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Barclay, Gillian

  • P770
  • Person
  • fl 1977

Gillian Barclay was a Silversmithing and Jewellery student at The Glasgow School of Art in the 1970s. She won the Johnson Matthey Silver Award in 1977.

Barclay, Jen D

  • S1204
  • Person

Jen Barclay attended the Glasgow School of Art between 1914 and 1915. During her time there, she studied evening classes in Design, specifically pottery. This involved pottery modelling, glazing and painting. Students were taught to model bowls and pots to glaze. They were also taught to create designs for tiles, and glazing. Barclay worked as a Milliner and lived in Clydebank.

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Barclay, Thomas

  • S583
  • Person

Thomas Barclay was born on the 18th March 1897, the son of Thomas Barclay, meat inspector, and his wife Agnes Lindsay. Barclay studied at the Glasgow School of Art between 1915 and 1918, where he took evening classes in architecture. He served his apprenticeship with the Office of Public Works from 1912 until 1917, where he also studied at the Royal Technical College and received the Halden Bursary in 1916. He served in the army in 1917 and 1918, and the following year was appointed assistant architect in the Glasgow Corporation Housing Department, continuing his studies at the Royal Technical College for a further two years. He remained in the Housing Department thereafter, acting as resident architect for the Mosspark and Knightswood housing schemes from 1923 to 1931, and in 1937 was appointed principal assistant architect in the Department. He was admitted LRIBA on 13 August 1940. During the Second World War Barclay was seconded to the Architectural Section of the City Engineer's Department of Glasgow Corporation. He was involved in civil defence work which included: the protection of the Police Divisional Headquarters, the design and erection of decontamination stations, alterations to police buildings and the design and erection of police wireless control and workshops. On 30 May 1945 he was appointed Deputy Chief Architect of the Housing Department in Glasgow and was promoted to Chief Architect on 14 July 1952. On 1 April 1953 he became Principal Architect (Housing), in the Architecture and Planning Department of Glasgow Corporation. He was admitted FRIBA in early 1959. Barclay was married to Nan Bell. He retired to Kirkcudbrightshire and died on the 26th July 1966.

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Sources: the Dictionary of Scottish Art and Architecture by Peter J M McEwan; Scotland's People: http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk.

Barnard, Margaret Helen

  • S584
  • Person

Margaret Helen Barnard was born on the 8th September 1898. She studied at the Glasgow School of Art between 1917 and 1923, where she took day classes in drawing and painting. In 1922, she achieved her diploma in Drawing and Painting, and in 1923, she achieved an Endorement on Diploma, which was awarded to students who had successfully completed a course of post-Diploma study and attained a sufficiently high standard. She had also studied Drawing and Painting at Post Diploma level. She moved to Kelso and then to London, where she married Robert Sang MacKenchie (1894-1975) in 1924. The couple moved to Rye, where both became influential artists in the area. Barnard was a painter in oil of figures and landscapes. She also became known as a designer and lino cutter. Barnard died in 1992.

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Sources: the Dictionary of Scottish Art and Architecture by Peter J M McEwan; Scotland's People: http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk.

Barnby, Laurence Y

  • S1206
  • Person

Laurence Y. Barnby (born 13/08/1880) attended day classes in drawing and painting at the Glasgow School of Art between 1917 and 1918. Based at the James Watt Dock in Greenock, Barnby worked as a Staff Paymaster for the Royal Navy Reserves. From research, it seems that Barnby was working for the Royal Naval Reserves since at least 1914, therefore, it is possible that he should be included on the Glasgow School of Art Roll of Honour.

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Sources: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve @ https://www.forces-war-records.co.uk/units/4171/royal-naval-volunteer-reserve/, The London Gazette, 1920 @ https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/31779/page/1831/data.pdf (PDF), British Military Lists @ http://digital.nls.uk/british-military-lists/archive/95467207

Barnes, A W H

  • S159
  • Person

A W H Barnes was born in 1888. He studied drawing and painting at The Glasgow School of Art from 1911/12 to 1913/14, during which time he worked as a photographer's assistant (1911/12) and an art dealer's assistant (1912-1914). It is possible that he left in 1914/15 to join the forces, and was injured in the Battle of the Somme in 1916. In session 1916/17 he returned for afternoon classes in drawing and painting, and in 1919/20 he returned full-time to study drawing and painting until 1920/21. In the Dictionary of Scottish Art and Architecture by Peter J M McEwan, Barnes is described as a Glasgow artist in oil and watercolour and painter of landscapes and topographical subjects. He is said to have moved from Glasgow to London in 1930, then to Cambridge in 1932. Barnes is listed in the School's World War One Roll of Honour.

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Barnes, Lady Alice

  • P867
  • Person
  • 1914-2010

Alice Barnes (nee Schwabe) grew up in London, the daughter of Randolphe and Gwedolen 'Birdie' Schwabe. Her father was Slade Professor of Fine Art at London University and her mother was an artist. Alice was a dancer and teacher and married Harry Jefferson Barnes in 1941.

Alice was also an artist and was talented in producing patchwork quilts, hangings, tapestries and knitting.

Source: https://www.pressreader.com/uk/the-herald-1130/20101208/282857957328406

Barnes, Sir Harry Jefferson

  • P429
  • Person
  • 1915-1982

Harry Jefferson Barnes was born on 3 April 1915 and grew up in Sheffield where his father was a professor at the University. He was educated at Repton School and went on to study at the Slade under Randolph Schwabe. He took the Diploma in Fine Art and was awarded a post-graduate scholarship which he used to study Stage Design. Barnes then spent the greater part of 1937-1938 travelling in Europe studying the teaching of art and this culminated in a report on the teaching of art in primary schools.
After teaching for some years in secondary schools, Barnes took up duties as Assistant Master in Painting & Drawing at Glasgow School of Art on 4 January 1944. In 1946, on the retirement of Henry Alison and with Douglas Bliss taking up the Directorship, Barnes was promoted to Deputy Director and Registrar, a newly created post.
He was appointed Director when Bliss retired in 1964 and oversaw many developments. One of his major achievements was the setting up of the Mackintosh School of Architecture in 1965 in collaboration with Sir Charles Wilson at the University of Glasgow. Another achievement was the lease of buildings at Culzean Castle for the use of the School. Throughout the seventies students and staff stayed for a week at a time to study and be inspired by the natural environment. He oversaw massive extension at Renfrew Street with the building of the Foulis Building, the Newbery Tower and the laying of the foundations of the Bourdon Building.
Barnes' time as Director was one of significant academic development, which paved the way to the present workings of the School. For example in 1978 the old Diploma courses were replaced by Degree courses. His own personal interest in stage design was shown in the part he played in promoting and managing many of the student's plays at Glasgow School of Art. He was also a set designer for the Glasgow Grand Opera Society.
During the fifties and the sixties, interests in Scotland gravitated to the crafts and Barnes was involved in the creation of the Scottish Crafts Centre Edinburgh and was appointed Convener of the Panel of Assessors who judged the work submitted to the Centre. He also represented the Scottish Crafts Centre as a member of the Joint Crafts Committee. He was then invited by the Secretary of State to be a member of the Consultative Curriculum for six years and, arising out of this, was invited to act as Chairman for the Working Party looking at the teaching of art in secondary schools. The Report from this, Curriculum No. 9, was published.
Barnes was influential in setting up the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society, of which he was Chairman for many years. In conjunction with John Noble, Barnes acquired the Edinburgh Tapestry Company in 1955 at The Dovecot Studios and assisted in running it. Barnes also served on the Saltire Society and the National Trust and was on the board of the Citizens Theatre. He received an honorary MA from the University of Glasgow in 1966 and an honorary LLD from the same university in 1980. He had been appointed CBE in 1971 and was knighted in 1980.
Barnes had a personal and proffessional friendship with Randolph Schwabe, whom he studied under at the Slade, and who recommended him for the post of Assistant Master in Painting and Drawing at Glasgow School of Art. He married Schwabe's daughter Alice in 1941. Barnes retired from Glasgow School of Art in 1980 to his home in Argyll. He died on 31 May 1982 after a long illness.

Barnett, Jeanie

  • S1207
  • Person

Jeanie Barnett was born on 28th July 1892. She was awarded a Glasgow School Board Bursary to attend evening classes of Drawing and Painting between 1914 and 1915. This particular bursary was awarded to students coming from Continuation Classes at Glasgow Public Schools. It is likely that Jeanie attended Provanside Public School, which was located in Townhead, Glasgow; she is listed in the 1913-1914 Glasgow School of Art Prospectus as being awarded a bursary of 21 shillings from there. However, in the Student Registry for 1914-1915, it is noted that she could not attend the classes. Jeanie's occupation at the time was Clerk. During the period, she lived on Stepps Road.

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Barr, Alexander Simpson

  • S1468
  • Person

Alexander Simpson Barr was born on 22nd October, 1901. He attended evening classes in Drawing and Painting at the Glasgow School of Art between 1916 and 1920. During his first year at the GSA, he attended Modelling Classes that were given for free to Continuation Class Students. In his second year, he was awarded a Haldane Bursary of £1, 1 shilling. To be awarded this, he would have had to attend at least four evening classes a week. Furthermore, he would have submitted a portfolio of work to be assessed for the bursary. Throughout his time at the GSA, Alexander was noted as being a Ticket Writer, which meant that he was employed to write or paint show cards for shop windows. He lived in Parkgrove Terrace, Glasgow.

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Sources: wordnik.com (https://www.wordnik.com/words/ticket-writer)

Barr, George

  • S585
  • Person

George Simpson Barr was born on the 16th June 1891. He studied at the Glasgow School of Art in 1914, where he took evening classes in architecture. He married Margaret Brownlee on the 7th November 1923 in Greenock, at which time he was living in High Blantyre. The following year he was taken into partnership by John Galt and together they practised as Galt & Barr in Glasgow until around 1935. Barr died on the 29th January 1973 in Largs.

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Sources: the Dictionary of Scottish Art and Architecture by Peter J M McEwan; Dictionary of Scottish Architects: http://www.scottisharchitects.org.uk; Scotland's People: http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk.

Barr, Hugh Douglas

  • S1208
  • Person

Hugh Douglas Barr was born on 9th January 1899. He attended the Glasgow School of Art for three separate sessions in 1918-19, 1920-21 and 1923-24. During his time at the school, he was recorded as an 'Art Student', and attended Day Classes in Drawing and Painting and Design. However, between 1923 and 1924, he attended evening classes. Throughout this period, he lived in Pollokshields, Glasgow.

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Barr, James

  • P231
  • Person
  • 1911-1969

James Barr was a sculptor and a member of staff at The Glasgow School of Art. During his time at the School he held the following positions: Sculpture & Ceramics Assistant 1947/48 (stone carving), Acting Head of Sculpture & Ceramics 1962/63-1965/66, Assistant Sculpture 1966/67-1968/69.

Barr, John

  • S156
  • Person

John Barr was a student at The Glasgow School of Art c1914. He is listed in the School's World War One Roll of Honour.

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Barr, Robina

  • S569
  • Person

Robina Barr was born on the 24th March 1878. Barr studied Glasgow School of Art from 1914 to 1918, where she took evening and weekend classes in modelling (sculpture), life drawing and drawing and painting. Robina also assisted with the Belgian Tryst, a fundraiser in aid of the Belgian Refugees on the weekend of 29th January 1915. She assisted on a market stall convened by Miss Arthur in the Belgium Market. During this time she worked as a teacher. She remained in Glasgow, exhibiting sculptural works at the Glasgow Institute and at the Walker Gallery, Liverpool, between 1919 and 1938.

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Sources: the Dictionary of Scottish Art and Architecture by Peter J M McEwan; Scotland's People: http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk.<p/>

Barrett, Hugh

  • P838
  • Person
  • fl 1959

Hugh Barrett produced a number of posters for the International Fair Glasgow June 1959.

Barrie, David Young

  • S1209
  • Person

David Young Barrie (born 04/12/1891) attended Evening Classes at the Glasgow School of Art between 1917 and 1918. His occupation is listed as Sheet Metal Worker, he attended evening classes in Metal Work and Repoussé under the tutelage of notable metalwork designer Wylie Davidson. Barrie lived in Ibrox, so it is likely he was an industrial sheet metal worker. Being of age, he may also have fought in the First World War.

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Barrowman, Winniefried Lydia

  • S1210
  • Person

Winnifried Lydia Barrowman (born 27/10/1895) began attending Drawing and Painting classes at the Glasgow School of Art in 1912 when she was 17. She continued to attend Day Classes in Drawing and Painting until 1918. In 1915, Winnifried assisted with the Belgian Tryst, a fundraiser to aid Belgian Refugees organised by Staff and Students of the GSA on the weekend of 29th January. She assisted in the Belgium Market on Stall 5 convened by Mrs Cairns. In her last year, she attained the Robert Hart Bursary of £10 which was awarded to students born in Glasgow from "lower means backgrounds". A stipulation was that the successful students must attend five day classes a week, meaning that Winnifried was a full time Art Student. In the same year, she was also awarded the Renfrew School Board Bursary of £2. Winnifried had a sister, Christina, who also attended the Glasgow School of Art between 1903 and 1913. They both lived in Maneswood, Glasgow.

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Bartlett, Paul Wayland

  • P825
  • Person
  • 1865-1925

Born in New Haven, Connecticut, Bartlett was Head of Sculpture Section at The Glasgow School of Art, 1913-1916.

His father, the sculptor and art critic Truman Howe Bartlett, took him to Paris where, aged just fifteen, he learned how to model the animals in the zoo at the Jardin des Plantes from the famous French sculptor, Emmanuel Fremiet. His extraordinary talent was soon recognized and he won a medal at the at the Paris Salon of 1887. Following this success, he was invited in 1903 to collaborate with the Dean of American Sculptors, John Quincy Adams Ward, on the models for the pediment sculptures of the New York Stock Exchange.
This led to the even more prestigious commission to create a sculpture for the pediment of the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. He designed "The Apotheosis of Democracy", his masterwork, which he began in 1908 and completed in 1916.

In Paris, where he continued to live, he designed the imposing equestrian statue of Lafayette on the Cours Albert Ler, a gift to the French Republic from American school children. Alongside all these monumental works, Bartlett continued to produce smaller bronzes of fish, insects and reptiles. Some of these works are in the Berkshire Museum collection (Mass., USA).

In 1895, he was named a Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor. In 1916 he was admitted to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He was also a member of the National Sculpture Society and the International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers

His appointment at the GSA is reported in the 1912-13 GSA Annual Report and the following year, Bartlett wrote to Newbery regarding a report on the Sculpture Section of the School.

Barton, Jean

  • S1211
  • Person

Jean (Beresford) Barton (born 10/02/1896) attended the Glasgow School of Art between 1913 and 1916. She attended both day and evening classes in Drawing and Painting, and Design. Jean was also involved in the Belgian Tryst, a fundraising event organised at the Glasgow School of Art in aid of Belgian Refugees on the weekend of the 26th January 1915. She assisted in the Winter Garden Tea Rooms where, as a waitress, she would have worn character costume. In her last year, her occupation is listed as a "Designer". During her time at the GSA, she lived on Bath Street in the centre of Glasgow.

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Bates, Sheila

  • S906
  • Person

Glasgow School of Art Student.

Bathgate, Harry, Jnr

  • S749
  • Person

Mr Harry Bathgate Jnr was a student who was dismissed from the Glasgow School of Art in 1910.

Baxter, Christina

  • S1212
  • Person

Christina Baxter (born 03/05/1881) attended the Glasgow School of Art sporadically between 1915 and 1920. In the first instance, between 1915 and 1916, Christina attended evening classes in Textile Design along with a cohort of students from the College of Domestic Science. The College of Domestic Science was affiliated to the Glasgow School of Art, a programme of Advanced Art Needlecraft and Embroidery was established for high level students from the College to attend.

Christina then attended the Glasgow School of Art between 1918 and 1920, to undertake Saturday afternoon (and then Saturday Morning) Needlework Classes. At this time it is also noted that Christina had become a Teacher of Domestic Science. Throughout her time at the Glasgow School of Art, Christina stayed in North Kelvinside. She shared this address with Margaret Baxter, so it is likely that they were sisters.

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Baxter, Margaret

  • S587
  • Person

Margaret Baxter began attending the Glasgow School of Art in 1906, when she was 16 and working as a Design Copyist. She attended evening classes in Drawing and Painting until 1908. Between 1908 and 1909 she attended day classes in Design, which led to her becoming a 'Decorative Designer' while she attended day classes in Drawing and Painting, and Design between 1909 and 1910. From 1910 to 1913, Margaret attended day classes in Drawing and Painting. In 1913, she attended day classes in Life Drawing, and was also awarded a £10 maintenance bursary from the Glasgow Secondary Education Committee. In the same year, she is also listed in the Prospectus as graduating from the GSA with a Diploma, and becoming an Art Mistress at St Bride's Girl's School in Helensburgh. Margaret returned to the Glasgow School of Art in 1917 to take evening classes in Life Modelling, and in 1920 she attended evening classes in Needlework. Throughout her time at the GSA, Margaret is listed as residing in North Kelvinside in Glasgow.

It is likely that she exhibited prints, drawings, and paintings at the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts between 1928 and 1961; and at the Royal Scottish Academy between 1947 and 1956. She was also related to Christina Baxter, who attended the GSA between 1915 and 1920.

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Sources: the Dictionary of Scottish Art and Architecture by Peter J M McEwan; Scotland's People: http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk.

Baxter, Muriel Florence

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Muriel Florence Baxter was born in Belfast on the 14th April 1895. Her father was Irish and her mother Florence Mary Baxter was from Bolton in Lancashire. Muriel was originally born Florence Muriel Baxter, however it is believed that her first and middle names were swapped so that she was not confused with her mother. The family moved from Belfast to Bolton before moving to Glasgow.

Muriel studied at The Glasgow School of Art between 1913 and 1919, where she took day classes in Drawing and Painting and was taught by Archibald E Millar who was an Assistant Professor. While studying at the GSA, Muriel assisted with the Belgian Tryst, a fundraiser organised by students and staff to aid Belgian Refugees. She worked in the Belgium Market on Stall 2 convened by Miss Tully. She continued to live in Glasgow after this, exhibiting work as an amateur painter. She also exhibited work in Liverpool where she died in 1974.

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Sources: The Dictionary of Scottish Art and Architecture by Peter J M McEwan; Scotland's People @ https://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/?gclid=CL2elbqr79ICFQUq0wodCxQIFg; additional information provided by a private researcher.

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