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Blair, Arthur W

  • S1225
  • Person

Arthur W Blair (born 07/03/1901) attended the Glasgow School of Art for one year between 1918 and 1919. He studied afternoon classes in Drawing and Painting as part of a reciprocal programme between the GSA and the Glasgow Technical College. Arthur was a Weaving Student at the College. The course at the GSA focussed on forms of pattern making and colour contrasting, in addition, the modification of natural form necessary for the adaptation to woven and printed fabrics, among other things. There was no fee charged to students of the Technical College for this course. During his time studying, Arthur lived in Bearsden.

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Sources: http://www.theglasgowstory.com

Blair, Mabel Anderson

  • S1226
  • Person

Mabel Anderson Blair (born 11/09/1901) attended the Glasgow School of Art between 1918 and 1925. While studying evening classes in Drawing and Painting, Mabel was also undertaking a Design Apprenticeship which she completed in 1923, becoming a Designer in her own right. For the 1922 and 1923 session, Mabel specifically studied Black and White Drawing and Painting, which included, among other things, learning to draw for lithographs and illustrations in books, as well as in magazines. Between 1924 and 1925, she studied design. Mabel was awarded the Haldane Trust Bursary for Drawing and Painting for the years 1918 -1919 and 1919 to 1920. This bursary was awarded on the basis of artistic merit. During her time at the GSA, Mabel lived on Crow Road in Jordanhill.

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Blair, Robertina Jane S

  • S1484
  • Person

Robertina Jane S. Blair was born on 20th September 1900. She attended the Glasgow School of Art between 1918 and 1922 where she studied as a Day Student in Drawing and Painting. However, in her last year, Robertina is listed as having changed course to Design and Decorative Art. She achieved her Diploma in this in 1922. During her time studying, Robertina lived in West Prince's Street, in the West End of Glasgow.

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Blance, Victoria Bruce

  • S1227
  • Person

Victoria Bruce Blance was born on 15th September 1895. She attended evening classes in Drawing and Painting in 1914-1915, assisted by a bursary awarded to her from the Rutherglen School Board. The bursary is noted to be £1, 5 shillings for two years, however, it seems that Victoria did not return for a second year of study. She is also listed as working as a Bookkeeper. During her time studying, Victoria lived in Rutherglen.

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Bliss, Douglas Percy

  • P52
  • Person
  • 1900-1984

Douglas Percy Bliss was born on 28 January 1900 in Karachi, India. He was educated at Watson's College, Edinburgh, 1912-1918, and at Edinburgh University, 1918-1922. He studied painting at the RCA under Sir William Rothenstein, 1922-1925, receiving an Associateship. From 1932 Bliss was a part-time tutor at the Hornsey School of Art and then at the Blackheath School of Art. During the Second World War he served in the RAF, at one point being posted to Scotland.
He was Director of Glasgow School of Art from 1946 to 1964 and under his guidance the School saw a re-emergence of the importance of design and the creation of the three new or reconstituted departments of Interior, Textile, and Industrial Design, raising them to the status of Diploma subjects, and providing them with fully equipped workshops. He strove to bring figures from London to teach, and those that came to Glasgow included Gilbert Spencer (formerly of the RCA and the brother of Stanley Spencer) and Eric Horstmann. Whilst in Glasgow he worked to save the Mackintosh tea-rooms, enlisting people such as Nikolaus Pevsner and John Betjeman to support the campaign and he was tireless in encouraging critical appreciation of the city's architecture. When Bliss left Glasgow School of Art in 1964 the School was listed in Whitaker's Almanac as among the six highest-ranking Art Schools in Britain.
Bliss was well known as a wood engraver and as a historian of wood engraving, although he was also known as a painter of watercolour landscapes. He selected and engraved Border Ballads for Oxford University Press in 1925 and wrote his History of Wood Engraving in 1928. He also illustrated many books throughout his lifetime before returning to painting watercolours in the 1980s. He was elected a member of the SWE 1934, and RBA 1939. He retired to Windley Cottage near Derby and was soon invited to become a Governor of the local art college, Derby School of Art. Bliss died on 11 March 1984.

Bliss, Rosalind

  • P59
  • Person
  • fl c1980s-

Rosalind Bliss trained as a mural painter at Edinburgh College of Art but she turned to engraving later in her career. Her father was the artist and engraver, Douglas Percy Bliss, and it was from him that she learned the rudiments of wood engraving. However Rosalind's work as an engraver soon blossomed and as well as producing bookplates she has also worked as a book illustrator.

Bloomfield, Edward Hamilton

  • S167
  • Person

Edward Hamilton Bloomfield was born in 1898. He enrolled as a student of architecture in 1915/16 but did not attend, probably due to the introduction of military conscription in 1915. He was enrolled again in 1916-17 -- but it is not clear if he attended -- and in 1919/20, when he attended evening classes in architecture. According to the Dictionary of Scottish Architects 1840-1980, he was appointed chief assistant to Claude Conrnelius Tom Warnes, a government architect based in Leith. He later moved to Manchester and then London, where he was admitted ARIBA in 1922. Notable designs include the Liverpool Speke Airport, completed in 1939 and now converted into a Crown Plaza hotel. Bloomfield is listed in The Glasgow School of Art's World War One Roll of Honour.

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

Blyth, Mary Herries

  • S1228
  • Person

Mary Herries Blyth attended the Glasgow School of Art between 1914 and 1916. A teacher, Mary studied evening classes in Pottery and Design. She lived in Govanhill. Mary remained a teacher until her death in 1933.

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Sources: http://www.ancestry.co.uk

Blythe, Agnes Crawford

  • S1229
  • Person

Agnes Crawford Blythe was born on 9th May 1895. She attended the Glasgow School of Art between 1914 and 1916. With a day job as a Typist, Agnes attended evening classes in Drawing and Painting for the two years she was at the GSA. In her second year, she was awarded a Bronze Medal for Drawing and Painting. Agnes lived in Tollcross.

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Bonar, Jan Geoffrey

  • P829
  • Person
  • 1939-

Lived in Busby and attended school at the Glasgow Academy, Bonar then went on to study at the Glasgow School of Art in 1959. He was awarded his Diploma in Industrial Design in 1963, and in the same year gained a Trades House Scholarship in Industrial Design worth £100.

Bone, William Drummond

  • P42
  • Person
  • 1907-1979

William Drummond Bone RWS ARSA, was a painter in oil and watercolours who attended the Glasgow School of Art from 1928-1931. He won a travelling scholarship which took him to Europe. Bone also taught at GSA between 1935 and 1972. His early interest in art was encouraged by his uncle Sir Muirhead Bone. He is perhaps best known for his wartime watercolours; he also painted landscapes in oil and figurative drawings. He exhibited regularly at The Royal Scottish Academy and the Royal Glasgow Institute.

Bonn, Ernestine Florence

  • S1233
  • Person

Ernestine Bonn attended the Glasgow School of Art between 1910 and 1916, and registered to attend between 1918 and 1919. Between 1910 and 1916 she studied Day classes in Drawing and Painting, with a brief intermission in 1914 to study Evening classes in Design. She was taught by Mr Musgrove and Professor Bell during her time at the GSA. In addition, she was awarded a bursary of £7 by the Secondary Education Committee in 1913. Between 1918 and 1919, she registered to attend evening classes in Pottery Design, however, it was noted that she could not attend. Throughout her time at the GSA, Ernestine lived at different addresses in Kelvinside in Glasgow. She was the daughter of Carl Roderique Louis Menni Bonn, an architect based in Glasgow who was a partner in the firm Babtie and Bonn. Ernestine died in 1982.

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Sources: http://www.scottisharchitects.org.uk, http://www.ancestry.co.uk

Bookless, Archibald Robertson

  • S1232
  • Person

Archibald Robertson Bookless (born 30/06/1884) attended Evening Classes at the Glasgow School of Art between 1914 and 1919. He studied Drawing and Painting between 1914 and 1918, in 1917 he was awarded a Haldane Scholarship of £2. Between 1918 and 1919, he studied Life Drawing. Archibald worked first as a Millling Machineman, most likely an operator of Mill Machine equipment. Later, however, he worked as a Boilermaker. This would most likely have involved working in the thriving shipbuilding industry in Glasgow, and had more to do with metal work on the ships, than making boilers. The skills of the Boilermakers were crucial to the ship building industry, so it is likely that Archibald was in very stable employment, perhaps explaining why he was able to afford to attend evening classes for such a long period of time. He lived in Dennistoun.

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Sources: The Tide of Democracy: Shipyard Workers and Social Relations in Britain 1870-1950, Alistair J. Reid, (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2010).

Booth, Lesley

  • P710
  • Person
  • fl c20th century

Lesley Booth manages Press and Media Relations at the Glasgow School of Art. She studied Modern Languages at the University of Bristol and the Pushkin Institute before beginning work in media relations and PR. She previously worked as Head of PR for Glasgow City Council’s Cultural and Leisure Services and in 2000 she established specialist Creative Industries and Cultural PR Agency, New Century PR.

Borland, Jean J

  • S1230
  • Person

Jean J. Borland registered to attend the Glasgow School of Art between 1917 and 1918. She signed up for Evening Classes in Design, specifically Pottery. However, her entry into the student register noted that she withdrew from attending the GSA. Jean was a Milliner and lived in Dalry in Ayrshire.

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Boshell, Rebecca Corbett

  • S1231
  • Person

Rebecca Corbett Boshell (born 18/05/1887) attended the Glasgow School of Art between 1917 and 1918. She worked as a teacher, living in Crosshill in Glasgow. Rebecca studied Evening Classes in Life Drawing under the tutelage of Miss Parker.

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Bourdon, Eugene

  • S131
  • Person
  • 1870-1916

Eugene Bourdon was born in Paris on 16 July 1870 and educated at the Condorcet Lycée, receiving the degree of Bachelier-des-lettres in 1888. He then spent eight years at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris studying the atelier, where he was awarded many medals and prizes. After obtaining his diploma, Bourdon went on to employment in the French Government as an inspector for the Exposition Universelle. In 1900 Bourdon travelled to New York, but little is known or has been recorded about this time in the US. Upon returning to France, Bourdon soon received his invitation from Glasgow to teach, and was later appointed the first Professor of Architectural Design at the new Glasgow School of Architecture in 1904. Steadily improving and expanding under his leadership, Bourdon's impact was widely recognised at GSA. The drawings in the collection date from Bourdon's time as a student, bringing them over with him as examples for GSA students. He returned with enthusiastic patriotism to military duty for France in 1914. As Capitaine à l'État Major, Bourdon was soon in active service on the Western Front, but was killed in action at the Somme on the evening of 1st July 1916. Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections holds a stained glass memorial to Bourdon by Robert Anning Bell. Bourdon is also listed on the School's World War One Roll of Honour. If you have any more information, please get in touch.

Bowes, William A

  • S1234
  • Person

William Allan Bowes (born 23/10/1875) worked as a solicitor and bank agent, living in Pollokshields in Glasgow. He attended evening classes in Drawing and Painting at the Glasgow School of Art for one year between 1918 and 1919.

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Bowman, Mary Inglis

  • S1235
  • Person

Mary Inglis Bowman (born 06/02/1891) studied at the Glasgow School of Art between 1914 and 1915. She engaged in evening classes in Modelling, which involved the study of classical sculptures as well as of producing models from various materials. During her time at the GSA, she was also involved in the Belgian Tryst; a fundraising event organised and run by the staff and students of the Glasgow School of Art in aid of Belgian Refugees, and to send support to those still in Belgium after it had been occupied by Germany. The Tryst took place over one weekend in January in 1915, and was situated throughout the Macintosh building. Mary assisted in the Belgium Market, manning a stall there. At her time of studying, Mary was listed as a certified teacher. She lived in Crown Mansions in Glasgow.

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Bowser, Clara A

  • S1236
  • Person

Clara A Bowser registered to attend the Glasgow School of Art in 1917. She signed up for Evening Classes in metalwork under the instruction of Mr. Davidson. However, it is also noted in the student register that she could not attend the classes. Clara lived in West Princes Street in Glasgow.

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Bowsie, Annie Mac

  • S1480
  • Person

Annie Mac Bowsie attended evening classes in Design with Miss Macbeth between 1917 and 1918. Miss Anne Macbeth taught Needlecraft and Embroidery, it is likely that Annie attended these classes to enable improvement for her Millinery business. Annie lived in Springburn where she worked as a Milliner.

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Boyce, Francis N

  • S168
  • Person

Francis N Boyce was a student at The Glasgow School of Art from 1913/14 to 1915/16. He is listed in the School's World War One Roll of Honour.

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Boyd, Grace B

  • S1471
  • Person

Grace B. Boyd attended the Glasgow School of Art for one year between 1915 and 1916. She studied Evening Classes in Modelling. She was a teacher, living in Stevenston in Ayr.

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Boyd, James (Jack)

  • S1237
  • Person

James (Jack) Boyd (born 14/02/1892) attended the Glasgow School of Art between 1909 and 1916. During his time at the GSA, his occupation progressed from Apprentice Designer, to Carpet Designer. At the School, he studied a variety of Evening Classes, beginning with design classes with Mr Nicholas, which he attended until 1911. These classes could have been part of the classes in partnership with the Glasgow Technical College for "commercial men engaged in the textile and allied trades". The course was established to furnish the students with knowledge of artistic principles and methods to be combined with the technical principles and methods they were learning at the Technical College. It was acknowledged that these students will, in the future "direct and influence design". The course heavily focussed on the artistic influence of Nature, and how this could be applied to the composition of patterns and colour.

For the rest of his time at the GSA, James Boyd studied classes in Drawing and Painting, and Life Drawing. Between 1913 and 1915, he achieved a Bursary of £2 a year from the General Secretary Education Committee. The conditions of achieving this bursary included executing the admissions test, and attending at least four evening classes weekly. In his last year, he attended evening classes in Drawing and Painting and Design.

James lived on Forrest Street in the East End of Glasgow, very close to Bridgeton and the Templeton Carpet Factory. It is therefore possible that he completed his apprenticeship and worked for the Templeton Carpet Factory as a designer.

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Boyd, John Shaw

  • S169
  • Person

John Shaw Boyd was born in 1889. He studied architecture at The Glasgow School of Art from 1910/11 to 1913/14, during which time he worked as a draughtsman for Thomson & Menzies. In 1914 he joined the Highland Light Infantry and fought in the First World War. In 1919 he returned to work, and was elected ARIBA in 1920. He died in 1959. John Shaw Boyd is listed in the School's World War One Roll of Honour.

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

Boyd, Jonathan

  • P533
  • Person
  • 1984-

Jonathan Boyd is a GSA alumnus and currently a member of the School's Silversmithing and Jewellery department.

Boyd, Stephen

  • P695
  • Person
  • 1959-

Born in Glasgow in 1959, Stephen Boyd studied Drawing & Painting at Glasgow School of Art graduating in 1981 with a first class honours degree and a postgraduate diploma. He continued to develop his practice supported by two awards, the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Fellowship (Canada) and the Gillies Bequest awarded by the Royal Scottish Academy. He worked in Italy for two years based at San Gimignano, then in 1983 he moved to Stoke-on-Trent, becoming Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at Staffordshire University. He continues to exhibit in solo and group shows, both nationally and internationally.

Boyd, Thomas A

  • S170
  • Person

Thomas A Boyd was born in 1896. He attended The Glasgow School of Art from 1881 to 1883 and again from 1913 to 1915. During this time he worked as an apprentice silver engraver and lived in Bridgeton. He is listed in the School's World War One Roll of Honour.

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Boyle, J

  • S171
  • Person

J Boyle was a student at The Glasgow School of Art c1914, possibly as an evening student of drawing and painting in 1911/12. He served in the Highland Light Infantry during the First World War, and is listed in the School's World War One Roll of Honour.

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Boyle, Margaret

  • S1238
  • Person

Margaret Eistea Boyle was born on 13th December, 1895. She attended the Glasgow School of Art for two years between 1913 and 1915, where she first attended Day Classes in Drawing and Painting, and then attended Afternoon Classes. While studying, Margaret assisted with the Belgian Tryst, a fundraising event coordinated by GSA students and staff in aid of the Belgian refugees of the First World War. She assisted with one of the Belgian Market Stalls, overseen by Mrs Cairns. Margaret lived in Braeside, Giffnock.

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Bradford, Nellie T D

  • S1239
  • Person

Nellie T. D. Bradford (born 29/08/1892) attended the Glasgow School of Art between 1910 and 1916. She studied Drawing and Painting as a full time Art Student. In her first year, she studied under Alex L. Jackson, a teacher of Preparatory Antique: Ornament and Preparatory Painting. In her second year, she studied under Allan D. Mainds, also a teacher of Antique and Preparatory Life. She achieved her diploma in 1916. While studying at the GSA, Nellie assisted with the Belgian Tryst, a fundraiser organised by Staff and Students for the aid of Belgian Refugees. Nellie was involved in the Winter Garden Tea Room, possibly as a waitress. The waiters and waitresses were asked to wear costume. Nellie lived in Carluke.

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Bradley, Mary Louise

  • S1240
  • Person

Mary Louise Bradley (born 02/02/1897) attended the Glasgow School of Art between 1914 -1916, and then again in 1918-1919. She began by studying Afternoon Classes in Design, specifically Fashion Plate, under the instruction of Norah Neilson Gray (a member of the Glasgow School). In her second year, Mary studied afternoon classes in Drawing and Painting. Between 1918 and 1919, Mary studied Black and White Painting which may have been combined with Book Illustration, for three days a week. While studying, Mary lived in Randolph Gardens in Broomhill in Partick.

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Bradley-Scott, Erin

  • P751
  • Person
  • fl 21st century

Erin Bradley Scott is a graduate of The Glasgow School of Art and a designer.

Brady, Katharine

  • S590
  • Person

Katharine M Brady was born on the 20th December 1903. She studied at the Glasgow School of art as a school girl in 1918, at which time she took Saturday morning classes in drawing and painting. Brady remained in Glasgow and exhibited paintings at the Royal Glasgow Institute in 1929.

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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.

Breeze, Isabel B

  • S1241
  • Person

Isabel B. Breeze (born 24/09/1900) attended the Glasgow School of Art between 1917 and 1918. She studied evening classes in Drawing and Painting. Isabel lived on Clifford Street, in Ibrox. Her sister, Mary Scott Breeze also lived with her and was a previous attendee of the GSA.

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Breeze, Mary Scott

  • S1485
  • Person

Mary Scott Breeze registered to attend the Glasgow School of Art between 1914 and 1915. She subscribed to evening classes in Design. However, it is noted next to her name that she "Left Town", and therefore could not attend classes. Mary's younger sister Isabel attended the GSA a few years later in 1918. She lived in Clifford Street in Ibrox.

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Bremner, Rona Locke

  • S1242
  • Person

Rona Locke Bremner (born 19/02/1897) attended the Glasgow School of Art between 1914 and 1918. During her time at the GSA, she first studied Drawing and Painting, and then in 1917 additionally studied Design, focussing on "Fashion Metal". The School often recommended that students pass the first level of Drawing and Painting before they moved onto studying any aspects of Design. While she was at the School, Rona became involved with the Belgium Tryst, a fundraising event organised by staff and students of the school to raise money for Belgian refugees, and Belgians living under the occupation of Germany. This event took place over one weekend in January 1915. Rona assisted with the Winter Garden Tea Room, most likely as a waitress. The students waitressing were asked to dress in costume.

Rona Locke Bremner later married the playwright and co-founder of the Citizens Theatre, Osborne Henry Mavor (or James Bridie). She died in 1985.

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Sources: Ancestry.com

Brennan, Louise

  • P671
  • Person
  • 1983

B.A. Hons – Silversmithing and Jewellery Design – Glasgow School of Art P.G.C.E. with Distinction – St- Andrew’s College National Association of Goldsmiths Diploma Gallery Director – Seagull Studios Ltd., Paisley
Louise won the Johnson Matthey Silver Award in 1983.

Breslin, William R

  • S172
  • Person

William Robert Breslin was born in 1896. From 1911 to 1915 he attended evening classes in drawing and painting at The Glasgow School of Art, during which time he worked as an apprentice architect. He was conscripted in 1915 and joined the Royal Engineers. After World War One he returned to the School as a full-time student of drawing and painting under the Ministry of Labour scheme for training. He is listed in the School's World War One Roll of Honour.

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Brian & Shear

  • C55
  • Corporate body
  • fl c20th century

Industrial photographers, Glasgow.

Brice, Sage

  • P363
  • Person
  • 1984-

Sage Brice grew up in London and Jerusalem, studied at the Glasgow School of Art (BA (Hons) Environmental Art, 2006; W O Hutchison prizewinner) and has lived and worked in cities across the UK, Europe and the Middle East.
She works across media and fields of professional practice, encompassing drawing, sculpture, installation, public interventions, illustration, painting and design. Her work is characterised by a love of anecdotic detail, a combination of sincerity and wry humour, an interest in human interactions with/in nature, and a conscious approach to the social and political aspects of art, production and life.

Bridges, Ian C

  • P346
  • Person
  • fl c1950s

Ian C Bridges was professor of naval architecture at The Royal College of Science and Technology, later the University of Strathclyde. He assisted Jimmy Goodchild in his design for an improved catamaran which was built by a firm in the Airdrie area.

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