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Young, Kathy

  • S865
  • Person

Kathy Young studied at GSA in the 1970s and modelled in the 1978 fashion show.

Young, Margaret J W

  • S1134
  • Person

Margaret Young, born 24 March 1896, only attended the Glasgow School of Art for one year, 1914-15, when she took day classes in drawing and painting.

Her address was Glendoune, Girvan, Ayrshire. There's more about Glendoune House on the Canmore website run by Historic Environment Scotland @

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Young, Sofia Isabel

  • S1133
  • Person

Sofia Young attended The Glasgow School of Art sporadically from 1907 to 1930. Her date of birth is recorded twice, in 1910 and 1911 only, as 16 November 1865. And in one other entry in the Student Register (1911-12) her age is listed as Adult.

She first attended day classes in Design in 1907-8 when she lived in Montgomerie Street, when she would have been 41 years old.

She then came back in 1910-11 for day classes when her occupation is listed as teacher. In an entry in the student register in 1911 her occupation is Domestic Science Teacher. She is also listed as a teacher in 1917 and 1919.

The next year (1911-12) she originally signed up to take Saturday classes in Design with Miss MacBeth but this is scored out and marked as cancelled. However she must have returned because she is re-listed in 1911-12, taking evening Design classes with Mr Ogilvie.

In the 1912-13 prospectus she is listed as one of the previous year's successes: she was awarded the Public School Teachers Certificate in Drawing ("satisfactory" grade) by the Glasgow Provincial Committee and was awarded an "excellent" grade in the Certificate for Art Needlework course. These courses were Article 55 classes intended to provide "further instruction for school teachers."

In the 1912-13 Annual Report a Miss Sofia Young is listed under art teacher appointments as Needlecraft Mistress, School of Art and Queen's Park C.C. (Continuation Classes).

In 1913-14 session her address was Doune Terrace. She took afternoon and evening design classes with Miss Macbeth and Mr Gray. She took afternoon pottery classes in 1914-15. Possibly she left to contribute to the war effort as in the Register is a note next to her name saying 'Canteen work'.

In the 1914-15 Annual Report a Miss S Y Young is listed as an Art Teacher doing evening classes at Queen's Park School.

She then didn't return to the Glasgow Art School until 1917-18 when she did a variety of classes over the following years:

  • 1917-18: Evening, design classes, specifically needlework with Miss MacBeth
  • 1919-20: Afternoon and evening classes in Modelling with Miss Macbeth
  • 1920-21: Evening, embroidery
  • 1921-22: Evening, pottery, specifically china-painting
  • 1922-23: Afternoon, pottery
  • 1923-24: Evening, pottery
  • 1924-25: Evening, pottery
  • 1925-26: Pottery
  • 1926-27: Evening, leatherwork
  • 1929-30: Evening, drawing and painting

In 1922 she achieved the Certificate for Pottery, having satisfactorily completed the 847G course. This was a course offered by The Glasgow School of Art for school teachers to develop their skills.

In 1925 her address changed to Lacrosse Terrace.

Her last year of attendance was 1929-30 when she would have been in her early to mid-sixties.

The following year an Edith Young, from the same address as Sofia, came to The Glasgow School of Art for evening needlework classes but does not seem to have returned in any subsequent years.

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Young, T P W

  • S529
  • Person

Thomas Peach Weir Young was born in Glasgow on 6 February 1892, the son of Thomas Shaw Young, iron merchant, and his wife Mary Scott, who he had married at Holmfield, Manitoba, Canada on 7 September 1888. Weir attended The Glasgow School of Art from 1909 to 1914 studying architecture. He was an able student and received severable honourable mentions. Following the war he returned to The Glasgow School of Art from 1919 to 1920 to take an evening course in etching. From 1909 to 1914 he was an apprentice with the architectural practice, Peter MacGregor Chalmers. Immediately after completing his apprenticeship in September 1914, he enlisted in the armed forces. In WW1, he served with the Highland Light Infantry, initially as a cadet with his promotion to 2nd Lieutenant (on probation) confirmed in the Gazette in July 1916, before being seconded to the Royal Flying Core in February 1917 as a Flying Officer. He returned to Chalmers' office as assistant in June 1919 and passed the final exam in 1920. He was still in the same office when he was admitted ARIBA in mid-1921, his proposers being Alexander Nisbet Paterson, William Hunter McNab and John Keppie.

From 1925, he was in partnership with John Jeffrey Waddell as Jeffrey Waddell and Young Architects in Glasgow until the partnership was dissolved in 1939. Much of his work with this practice involved religious buildings, mainly adaptations to churches in Glasgow and the surrounding areas such as Gourock Old Parish Church and Kelvinside Free Church and also elsewhere in Scotland including Castle Douglas Parish Church and St Mary's Parish Church in Banff. Appropriately, Young's practice was also responsible for the St. Andrews Church of Scotland in Ixelles, Belgium which was built in 1925 as a memorial to the Scottish Presbytarian soldiers who died in Belgium in WW1. The church seats 200, continues to be well attended with services conducted in English. Other religious buildings carried out by the practice included Langside Synagogue in Glasgow in 1926. With the design for St Margaret's Church Hall in Knightswood, only the church hall was carried out while the commission for the main church was lost to Lorimer in 1928. Young also served with the RAF in the Second World War. T.P. W. Young is commemorated on The Glasgow School of Art's First World War Roll of Honour. He also appears on the Glasgow Institute of Architects Roll of Honour (Student).

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Sources: Scotland's People:;;; British Military Lists; The Gazette

Young, William

  • S1140
  • Person

William Young attended the Glasgow School of Art for almost two years from 1918.

His age is a little unclear as his date of birth is recorded as 21st February 1894 and also as 24 February 1895 but he would have been in his early 20s when he started classes.

He took day classes in 1918-1919 in ticket writing. His address at this point was 41 Rolland Street.

In 1919-1920 he moved from 41 Rolland Street to 50 Cameron Street, off New City Road. His occupation is given as painter He was taking day classes in ticket writing and lettering. He is listed as being a Student under the Pensions Committee (Ministry of Labour) along with approximately 80 other people in that year's admissions.

However his entry in the register for 1919-20 is scored out and it's recorded that he left at the middle of February.

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Young, William E L

  • S530
  • Person

William Eric Liddell Young was born in Glasgow on the 25th of October 1897, one of eight children of widow Catherine Ellen (née Greayer) and John Liddell Young, a ladies costumier. He also had an older brother from his mother's previous marriage with John Harrison.

Young attended The Glasgow School of Art from 1913 to 1914 as a part time student of drawing and painting whilst working as an apprentice ladies tailor.

From 1914 to 1915, he was recorded as a part time student of design but had resigned to join the Territorials. Young returned in 1918 to 1919 as a full time student of drawing and painting.

During the First World War, Young served as a private in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, The Royal Fusiliers and the Scottish Rifles battalions.

Young died on the 21st October 1980. Young is commemorated on The Glasgow School of Art's First World War Roll of Honour.

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Sources: Scotland's People:; The National Archives:; Ancestry:

Youngblood, Judy

  • P205
  • Person
  • 1948-

Judy Youngblood was born in El Paso, Texas, and is an active artist whose work spans paintings, fine prints, and mixed media. She is is Professor Emerita of Art at the University of North Texas, Denton where she taught printmaking and book arts. She earned her M.F.A. (Master of Fine Arts) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She was a Fulbright Scholar at Stanley William Hayter’s Atelier 17 in Paris.

Younger, Sophie

  • P591
  • Person
  • fl 2015

Company: Younger Conservation Ltd.

Youngson, Elizabeth

  • S1142
  • Person

Elizabeth Youngson was born on 29 January 1887.

She was an art teacher who attended the Glasgow School of Art for one year only, to take evening classes in Design.

Her address at this time was c/o McCallum in Lylesland Terrace, Paisley.

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Yule, Susan

  • P585
  • Person
  • fl 2015

In 2014 Susan Yule was a student on the MSc in Information Management and Preservation at the University of Glasgow.

Zabala, Erlea Maneros

  • P336
  • Person
  • 1977-

Born Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain. Lives and works in Los Angeles. MFA, California Institute of the Arts, 2003. BFA, Honors Degree in Drawing & Painting, Glasgow School of Art, Scotland.

Zucker, Naomi

  • S866
  • Person

Naomi Zucker studied Textiles at GSA from 1976 and designed garments for the 1978 fashion show.

Zunterstein, Paul

  • P926
  • Person
  • 1921-1968

Born in Austria in 1921, Paul Zunterstein fled Austria during the Nazi Anschluss at age seventeen, and settled in Glasgow. In later years he moved to Kilmacolm.

He studied and taught sculpture at the GSA under Benno Schotz , and exhibited work at the RGIFA and RSA between 1950 and 1968.

In 1953, he produced Mother and Child for the north facade of Chirnsyde Primary School, 28 Ashgill Road, Glasgow. The work caused controversy because the figures were nude, and during the debate about the work, Douglas Percy Bliss, the principal of Glasgow School of Art described Zunterstein as 'one of the best students they had had at the School of Art for years.'

His wife, Norma Margaret Lewis was also a sculptor; she graduated from the GSA in 1962.

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