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Brock, Sir Thomas

  • P188
  • Person
  • 1847-1922

Sculptor, designer, medallistBorn in Worcester, Worcestershire, he was the only son of William Brock, a painter and decorator. Thomas Brock studied first at the Government School of Design, Worcester, and then served an apprenticeship in modelling at the Worcester Royal Porcelain Works. From 1866 he became a pupil of John Henry Foley. Brock also attended the Royal Academy Schools from 1867 where he won a gold medal for his sculpture 'Hercules Strangling Antaeus' in 1869. When Foley suddenly died in 1874, Brock completed most of his unfinished works including a large monument to Daniel O'Connell for Dublin. This led to many important commissions including designing the new likeness of Queen Victoria for the coinage in 1891. The latter part of Brock's career was dominated by creating the Queen Victoria Memorial (1901-24, The Mall, London). Brock was the recipient of numerous honours including a knighthood, an honorary doctorate from the University of Oxford (1909) and honorary memberships of the Royal Institute of British Architects, the Royal Society of Arts, and the Société des Artistes Français. He died at 4 Dorset Square, London.

Brodie, Grace D

  • S1243
  • Person

Grace Darley Brodie (born 20/06/1902) attended the Glasgow School of Art between 1918 and 1921. Consistently registered as an Art Student, she began by studying Day classes in Drawing and Painting. In her final year, however, she is listed as studying Day classes in Design and China Painting. It is possible that she was required to complete the first stage of Drawing and Painting before she was allowed to engage in China Painting, as the GSA was keen for its students all to have a good artistic foundation. Grace lived in Ravenswood in Port Glasgow. She died in 1936.

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Sources: ancestry.co.uk

Brodie, Hugh

  • P830
  • Person
  • 1932-1957

Attended Aberdeen Grammar School then Gray's School of Art in Aberdeen from 1950-1952 before moving to the Glasgow School of Art, where he gained his Diploma in Drawing and Painting in 1954. In the same year, he won a minor Travelling Bursary of £20, but the following year he was awarded a post-Diploma Haldane Travelling Scolarship of £75.

He undertook his National Service with the Royal Army Education Corps and was attached to the 1st Battalion the Suffolk Regiment as part of the Cyprus Emergency Peace Keeping Force. Sadly, he died in Kyrenia, Cyprus, one of the last British conscripts to loose their lives in the service of their country.

Brodie, Margaret Brash

  • P279
  • Person
  • 1907-1997

Miss Margaret Brash Brodie was born in Glasgow on 10 June 1907, the daughter of John Brodie who was a civil engineer who specialised in railway company work and his wife Jane Brash. She attended Glasgow High School for Girls and was articled to Stewart & Paterson in 1925, studying at the Glasgow School of Architecture which she entered in 1926 as a student of the newly introduced BSc (Architecture) course which was conducted jointly with the University of Glasgow. She travelled in England in 1928 and in France in 1929. She was the first student to graduate from the BSc course with a First Class Honours in Design in 1931. She was awarded the Keppie Travelling Scholarship which enabled her to study at the British School at Rome where she met fellow students, William Holford, Robert Matthew and Basil Spence. She was still with Stewart & Paterson in late 1930 when she was admitted ARIBA, her proposers being Thomas Harold Hughes, John Watson and George Andrew Paterson.

After qualification she obtained a post with Watson Salmond & Gray and worked on the firm's design for the new Paisley Infectious Diseases Hospital. Her drawings for the hospital scheme were exhibited and brought her to the attention of Thomas Tait who offered her a post as assistant with Burnet Tait & Lorne in London, where she remained until 1938. She worked on the Glasgow Empire Exhibition for which she personally designed the Women of the Empire pavilion. Although devoted to Tait, incompatibility with Frances Lorne caused her to leave for Mewes & Davis.

The Second World War years were spent in East Anglia designing aerodromes for the Air Ministry. At the end of the war she returned to Burnet, Tait & Lorne, this time to their Edinburgh office where Francis Lorne was now the resident partner in charge. Again they proved incompatible and she left to set up her own practice at Lochwinnoch in Renfrewshire, combining it with teaching - her students remembered her as a demanding but not unkind teacher even if the irony in her commentaries could prove unnerving for the uninitiated. Her practice was mainly domestic, but she had a notable competition success with the design for the new war memorial art school at Victoria College, Jersey. She also acted as consultant to several engineering firms and carried out a considerable amount of ecclesiastical work. She sat for some twenty years on the Church of Scotland's Advisory Committee on Artistic Questions. She was appointed convener of this committee in May 1974, the first woman to hold the post.

She retired in 1990, moving from Knowe's Mill, Lochwinnoch to Knockbuckle Cottage at Beith where she lived with her sister. She never married. In 1995 she was been created a Fellow of the Glasgow School of Art at a special graduation to mark the 150th anniversary of the foundation of the school.
Margaret Brash Brodie died in Beith on 14 April 1997.

Brodie, Robert

  • S173
  • Person

Robert Brodie was born in Cathcart in 1892. He attended evening classes in architecture at The Glasgow School of Art from 1908 to 1913. During this time he worked as an architect's apprentice. At the outbreak of war he was called up and served for a year before becoming a Lieutenant with the Royal Engineers. In 1919 he returned to work as an architect's assistant at Watson and Salmond. From 1927 to 1935 he worked as a lecturer at the Glasgow School of Architecture. Thereafter he was employed as assistant manager of the Architecture and Building Department, Scottish Co-operative Wholesale Society. Brodie is listed in the School's World War One Roll of Honour.

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

Brommage, Hana M

  • S1244
  • Person

Hana M Brommage (date of birth unknown) attended the Glasgow School of Art between 1914 and 1915. She studied Evening Classes in Drawing and Painting. During her time at the School, Hana also became involved in the Belgian Tryst, a fundraising event that was organised by students and staff of the GSA to raise money for Belgian Refugees during the First World War. The event took place over a weekend in January. Hana's role was as a Market Stall holder in the Belgian Market at the event. If you have further information about Hana, please get in touch.

Brooke, Phoebe M

  • S1245
  • Person

Phoebe M Brooke registered to attend the Glasgow School of Art between 1914 and 1915. She intended to take evening classes. However, it is noted that she could not attend. Her registered address has been changed from Pollokshields to Clarkston, so perhaps this affected her ability to attend the classes. Phoebe was a teacher.

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Brooks, Beatrice

  • S1246
  • Person

Beatrice Brooks attended the Glasgow School of Art between 1918 and 1921. For the three years, she studied one day a week, taking design classes in Needlework, Pottery, China, and Lettering. In the academic year 1918-1919 Beatrice was awarded the second place prize for China Painting. She was listed as an Art Student, and was obviously pursuing an interest, and perhaps a career, in craft and design. Beatrice lived in Carluke.

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Brown, Andrew L

  • S174
  • Person

Andrew Lawson Brown was born in 1891. He was a day student of drawing and painting at The Glasgow School of Art from 1911 to 1914, during which time he lived in Stirling. At the beginning of the First World War he joined the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders where he obtained the rank of company quartermaster sergeant. He returned to the School as a day student in 1919/20 on the Ministry of Labour scheme. From 1920 to 1924, and again in 1926 to 28, he attended part-time while working as an art teacher. Andrew L Brown is listed in the School's World War One Roll of Honour.

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Brown, Anna Gertrude

  • S1250
  • Person

Anna Gertrude Brown (born 30/06/1897) attended the Glasgow School of Art between 1916 and 1918. In her first year, she attended Saturday classes in Drawing and painting. The School Calendar notes that these would have taken place between 10am and 12:30pm from the 7th October to the 31st March. In her second year, Anna attended three afternoon classes a week in Drawing and Painting, under the tutelage of Miss Allan. Anna lived in Cathcart.

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Brown, Annie A

  • S1256
  • Person

Annie A Brown (born 18/05/1894) attended the Glasgow School of Art between 1917 and 1918. She studied evening classes in Needlework under the tutelage of Miss Macbeth. She lived of Rose Street in the centre of Glasgow. Annie shared this residence with Margaret Brown; it is likely that they were sisters, and both attended the same Needlework Evening Class. Annie worked as a Dressmaker.

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Brown, Duncan

  • P118
  • Person
  • 1819-1897

Duncan Brown (1819-1897) was a talented amateur photographer whose work documented aspects of Glasgow life from the 1850s until the 1890s. From 1845 to 1862 he was employed as the janitor at the Glasgow School of Art, which was then a Government School of Design located at 116 Ingram Street.

Brown, Euphemia J

  • S1251
  • Person

Euphemia J. Brown (born 01/06/1886) attended the Glasgow School of Art between 1916 and 1917. She studied Needlework classes as part of a joint programme between the Glasgow School of Art and the College of Domestic Science. These took place on Wednesday afternoons. Euphemia worked as a Teacher of Dressmaking, and lived in Kilmarnock.

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Brown, Gavin M Gordon

  • S1259
  • Person

Gavin M Gordon Brown attended the Glasgow School of Art between 1918 and 1919. He is recorded as a Student, and the fact that he is listed as living at 5 University Gardens suggests that he may have also been a student at the University of Glasgow at the time. At the Glasgow School of Art, he studied afternoon classes in Drawing and Painting.

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Brown, Grace Forrest

  • S1253
  • Person

Grace Forrest Brown (born 14/08/1899) attended the Glasgow School of Art between 1917 and 1918. She attended the School for three days per week, studying Drawing and Painting and Design, specifically focussing on Lettering. Grace lived in Lanark. Her sister, Mary Kirkland Brown, also attended the Glasgow School of Art between 1917 and 1918.

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Brown, Henry James Stuart

  • S571
  • Person

Henry James Stuart Brown was born in Bathgate on the 1st March 1871. He was a painter in watercolour and an etcher. He was educated in Inverness and Glasgow. He studied at the Glasgow School of Art between 1915 and 1918, where he took evening classes in etching. During this time his occupation is listed as a manufacturer. He devoted himself to his family business, and claimed to be an 'amateur' artist. As an etcher he was attracted to the wide open flatlands of East Anglia and the Netherlands, and worked 'en plein air'. He exhibited mainly with the London dealer Colnaghi, who published editions of his work. Brown's work is represented by etchings in the print room at the British Museum. He lived for many years in Torpichen, Linlithgow, where he died on the 1st April 1941.

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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.

Brown, Jago

  • P326
  • Person
  • 1972-

Graduated from The Glasgow School of Art in 1997 with BA (Hons) having enjoyed the best of Central St.Martins & the Macintosh School of Architecture on route. Studied Fine Art, specialising in photography under Thomas Joshua Cooper.

Brown, Janet Forrest

  • S1248
  • Person

Janet Forrest Brown (born 10/01/1898) attended the Glasgow School of Art between 1915 and 1921. She studied day classes in Drawing and Painting throughout her time at the School, and in her last year, she qualified as an Art Teacher. Janet led a successful career at the GSA, winning many prizes and scholarships. In 1916-17 she won second prize for studies in oil and water colour; she was awarded £1, 1 shilling's worth of materials from Messrs Charles Roberson & Co. In 1917 – 18, she was awarded the Minor Travelling Bursary for Drawing and Painting, she was also awarded the Prize for Costume. In 1918-19, Janet achieved her Diploma for Drawing and Painting, she was also awarded a Maintenance Scholarship of £50. In 1919-20, she received an endorsement from the School for her Post Diploma Study. In 1920-21 Janet achieved her Art Teacher Qualification. Janet lived in Newhouse Villas in Stirling.

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Brown, John

  • S175
  • Person

John Brown was a student at the Glasgow School of Art c1914. He is listed in the School's World War One Roll of Honour as a member of the Highland Light Infantry.

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Brown, John Crawford, RSA

  • P24
  • Person
  • 1805-1867

Landscape artist John Crawford Brown was born at Glasgow. After travels on the continent - Holland, Flanders and Spain - he stayed in London for a while before returning to Scotland and settling at Vincent Street in Edinburgh. Brown exhibited at the RSA. He was also a painter of genre and historical scenes.

Brown, John (MMGC)

  • S176
  • Person

John Brown was a student at the Glasgow School of Art c1914. He is listed in the School's World War One Roll of Honour as a member of the Motor Machine Gun Corps.

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Brown, Margaret

  • S1255
  • Person

Margaret Brown (born 02/11/1888) attended the Glasgow School of Art between 1917 and 1918. She studied Evening Classes in Needlework, taught by Miss Macbeth. Margaret was a Shorthand Typist, she lived on Rose Street in the centre of Glasgow.

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Brown, Margaret Oliver

  • P115
  • Person
  • 1912-1990

Margaret Oliver Brown (nee MacDonald), born 20th September 1912, was a Glasgow based fashion illustrator, active c1920s-1960s, and a commercial artist for local Glasgow newspapers. She attended classes at The Glasgow School of Art, on and off, from 1927-1941.

Brown, Mary

  • S1247
  • Person

Mary Brown (born 03/05/1891) attended the Glasgow School of Art between 1914 and 1915. She worked as a Teacher. At the GSA, Mary studied evening classes in Drawing and Painting. She lived in the Radnor Park area of Clydebank.

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Brown, Mary Elizabeth M

  • S1252
  • Person

Mary Elizabeth M Brown (born 28/05/1896) attended the Glasgow School of Art between 1917 and 1919. She took part in a programme of classes in conjunction with the College of Domestic Science, focussing on Needlework and China Painting. In the register, it is noted that she took "special" classes, perhaps meaning that she was at a very high level. In her second year, Mary studied Drawing and Painting for three afternoons per week. Mary lived in Newmains.

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Brown, Mary Katharine

  • S1258
  • Person

Mary Katharine Brown (born 09/05/1888) attended the Glasgow School of Art between 1918 and 1919. She studied Drawing and Painting for three afternoons a week. Mary lived in Rhuallan House, Giffnock and was the daughter of a wealthy coal merchant William Brown.

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Sources: portaltothepast.co.uk @ http://www.portaltothepast.co.uk/article/3290/Timeline---Giffnock

Brown, Mary Kirkland

  • S1254
  • Person

Mary Kirkland Brown attended the Glasgow School of Art during 1917-1918. It is noted that she was still at school during this time (being around 16 years of age), and therefore, she attended one morning a week of needlecraft lessons until January. Her older sister, Grace Forrest Brown, attended the school at the same time. Mary lived in Lanark.

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Brown, Mary M

  • S1257
  • Person

Mary M Brown (born 05/02/1895) registered to attend classes at the Glasgow School of Art between 1918 and 1919. She signed up for Evening Classes in Needlework and Design. However, it is noted in the register that she left the GSA. Mary was a teacher, she lived in Partick.

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Brown, Neil Dallas

  • P323
  • Person
  • 1938-2003

Born 10 August, 1938, in Elgin; Died 14 January, 2003, in hospital in St Andrews, aged 64. Brown was born in Elgin, studied at Duncan of Jordanstone, was a prizewinner of the Open Painting Exhibition of Northern Ireland in 1970, and gained numerous scholarships to study abroad, including the Netherlands and New York. He exhibited widely throughout the UK, Denmark, Germany, Italy and Switzerland and was one of the Twelve Scottish Painters toured by the Maine State Commission in the US in 1970. He held teaching posts at Duncan of Jordanstone and was, until his retirement, a lecturer in painting at Glasgow School of Art, where he taught, among others, Peter Howson and Joseph Stalin’s great-grandson, Yakov Dzhugashvili.

Brown, Richard Black

  • S1249
  • Person

Richard Black Brown (born 20/12/1900) attended the Glasgow School of Art between 1916 and 1922. He attended firstly evening classes in Design, Modelling, and Drawing and Painting, and then progressed to Day classes in Drawing and painting in his last two years. During his time at the School, his profession also progressed from Poster and Ticket Writer to Advertising and Poster Designer. Richard's early career at the GSA seems to have been incredibly successful. In 1917-18, he won a Silver Medal for Drawing and Painting, and the Prize for Painting from Life in Tempura. He also won the Haldane Trust Scholarship of £2 for Drawing and Painting in the same year. Between 1918 and 1919, he won a second Haldane Trust Scholarship for Drawing and Painting. Richard lived in Rutherglen.

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Brown, W

  • S177
  • Person

W Brown 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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Brown, William

  • P316
  • Person
  • fl c1970s-

Craftsman, designer and teacher, Bill has been working full-time in ceramics since graduating from college in 1974. Bill has specialised for a number of years in the techniques of casting and ceramic printmaking. He was until recently Head of the Ceramics Department at The Glasgow School of Art.

Brownlee, Linda

  • S770
  • Person

Linda Brownlee studied Textiles at GSA from 1976. She designed garments for the 1978 fashion show.

Brownley, Jessie Margaret

  • S1260
  • Person

Jessie Margaret Brownley attended the Glasgow School of Art between 1917 and 1918. She studied evening classes in Modelling. It is noted in the register that her occupation was Teacher, and also that her home address was 27 Rue Nouvelle, Constantinople (now Istanbul). There was a large population of British Citizens living in Istanbul at the outbreak of the First World War, and when Turkey became allies with the Germans in 1914, many of these citizens were immediately evacuated, for fear of becoming interned in concentration camps. However, after the first wave of evacuations, it seems that many British citizens remained in Istanbul for at least another year; especially those who were working as teachers, missionaries and businessmen. In May 1915, there remained 2,000 – 3,000 British and French Citizens in the city. Nevertheless it was at this time that tensions began to rise further for the Turkish Government, and the remaining citizens were threatened with being transported to a Concentration Camp in the military zone of Gallipoli. It could have been around this time that Jessie left for Glasgow.

The fact that she gave a temporary term time address in Hillhead perhaps suggests that she hoped to return to Turkey after the war. In the register, the letter "LL, A" are also noted after her name.

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Sources: Chapters 12, 19 and 20 in 'Secrets of the Bosphorus: Constantinople 1913-1916' by Henry Morgenthau (1918), Chapter Six in 'British Diplomacy in Turkey, 1583 to the Present: A Study in the Evolution of the Embassy' by Geoffrey R. Berridge (2009), and page 423 of 'The Spectator', 12th March 1910, Volume 104, Issue 4263.

Brownlie, Janetta May

  • S1261
  • Person

Janetta May Brownlie (born 05/05/1896) attended the Glasgow School of Art between 1917 and 1918. Listed as an "Art Student", she studied Day classes in Drawing and Painting. Janetta lived in Cambuslang.

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Bruce, Fred

  • S178
  • Person

Frederick Bruce was born in Birmingham in 1890 to Sarah A Bruce and James Bruce, a confectioner. He studied art and design at The Glasgow School of Art from 1910 to 1914. The family later moved to Dundee, and then Fife. He served in the Scottish Horse regiment in the First World War. He is listed on the School's World War One Roll of Honour.

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Bruce, Jean Duncan

  • S1262
  • Person

Jean Duncan Bruce (born 24/04/1894) attended the Glasgow School of Art between 1912 and 1916. She studied day classes in Drawing and Painting. During her time at the School, Jean assisted with the Belgium Tryst, a fundraising event organised by the students and staff of the School in aid of Belgian Refugees during the First World War. The even took place on a weekend of January in 1915. Jean was involved in assisting with both the Winter Garden Tea Room, where waitresses and waiters were required to wear costume, and with the Belgium Market. She graduated the Glasgow School of Art in 1916 as a Fashion Artist, illustrating for newspapers. Jean was originally from Mayfield in Dundee, however, her term time addresses were listed as West Princes Street, Blythswood Drive, and Barrington Drive.

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Bryce, Mary Maxwell

  • S1263
  • Person

Mary Maxwell Bryce (born 14/05/1897) attended the Glasgow School of Art between 1914 and 1916. In her first year, she studied day classes in Design. In her second, she studied day classes in Drawing and Painting. During her time at the School, Mary assisted with the Belgium Tryst, a fundraising event organised by Staff and Students in aid of Belgian Refugees affected by the German invasion during the First World War. The event took place in a weekend in January 1915. Mary assisted in the Belgian Market. Mary lived in Jordanhill,

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Bryce, William Theodore Percival

  • S179
  • Person

William Theodore Percival Bryce was born in 1892, the son of Mary Russell Landale Bryce and Professor Thomas Hardie Bryce, Regius Professor of Anatomy at the University of Glasgow. He graduated with a BA Honours in History at Trinity College, Cambridge in 1913, and went on to study architecture at The Glasgow School of Art from 1913 to 1920. He interrupted his training from 1915 to 1919 to serve with the Royal Garrison Artillery in the First World War. In 1920 he received his Diploma from the Glasgow School of Architecture. In the following years he worked variously in London and Paris, during which time he met his wife, architect Helen Mary Bryce. He was admitted FRIBA in the early 1930s, and lived and practiced together with Helen Bryce in Edinburgh, before returning to England. He spent his final years in Oxford, where he died in 1973. WTP Bryce is listed on The Glasgow School of Art's First World War Roll of Honour. Also appears on the Glasgow Institute of Architects Roll of Honour (Student).

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Brydall, Robert

  • P402
  • Person
  • 1839-1907

Robert Brydall (10th May 1839-6th April 1907), was a Glasgow-born painter, who worked predominantly as a lithographer and engraver, and taught for many years at Glasgow School of Art, where his students included David Murray, John Lavery, James Paterson and E. A. Walton. In 1889 he published “History of Art in Scotland,” at that time the only book dealing with the subject. It was characterised by the London Quarterly Review as “one of the best and most interesting histories of art ever written.”

He served as a staff member at the School from 1863-1881, during this time he held the following positions: Pupil teacher, Glasgow Government School of Art – 1863; 3rd Master, Glasgow Government School of Art – 1863-1877; and 2nd Master, Glasgow Government School of Art – 1877-1881.

Brydall left GSA to set up a private art school, the St George’s Art School, in Newton Terrace in 1881. It is unclear when the School ceased operating, but it was still being run by him in 1896. He was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Glasgow Institute (1862-1907), and also showed work at the Royal Scottish Academy (1862-1887), as well as the Royal Academy (1906) and the RSW. The subjects of Brydall’s exhibited works included historical genres, landscape, and latterly views of Venice. He also showed a number of fairy subjects, including The Elf Dance (GI, 1871) and Fairy Treasure, (RSA, 1874) as well as works inspired by Shakespeare’s ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’, such as Bottom, the Weaver (GI, 1871), Titania Enamoured (GI, 1876), and Oberon & Titania (GI, 1894).

Related Material: Please note, GSA Library has digitised the following volumes from its collections related to Robert Brydall:

Cyphers designed for Her Royal Highness Alexandra Princess of Wales:

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Bryden, Robert Alexander

  • P283
  • Person
  • 1841-1906

Robert Alexander Bryden was born at the corner of Renfield Street and West George Street in Glasgow on 7 July 1841, the son of Robert Bryden of Royal Bank Place, Glasgow and Margaret Ramage of Kirkurd, Peeblesshire, and was educated at Arthur's Academy Dunoon and Kirkcaldy Grammar School. Apprenticed to Clarke & Bell, he was allowed to insert his name in The Glasgow Directory as 'at Clarke and Bell's' by 1864. In 1865 he made an influential marriage to Elizabeth Robertson, daughter of Alexander Robertson, a Glasgow ironfounder who had retired to Dunoon, consolidating the connections Bryden already had there. In the same year he became a major in the 1st Lanarkshire volunteers. He was elected FRIBA on 20 May 1878, his proposers being John Baird, John Honeyman and William Forrest Salmon.
In the Directory of 1875-76 he appears as 'of Clarke and Bell', implying a very senior position within the firm if not an actual partnership; and from 1876 Bryden seems to have run a simultaneous practice within the same office at 37 West Nile Street, a situation which persisted until 1891 when he was again described as 'of Clarke and Bell' and is known to have been in a formal partnership with the firm, having moved with them from West Nile Street to 212 St Vincent Street in 1880-1.
Bryden's practice remained a near-separate one with its own glazed door within the Clarke and Bell office, and even when in partnership, his work was usually publicised in his own name rather than that of the firm. He had particularly good connections in the philanthropic field and was a director of the Scottish National Sabbath School Union. In 1901 he was described as having travelled extensively on the continent - 'more especially in Germany, the Austrian Tyrol and Italy' - although his architecture tended to be either Gothic or a rather coarse Netherlandish free Renaissance.
The Clarke & Bell and R A Bryden partnership was dissolved in 1902. The reasons for the break-up are uncertain but may relate to the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College. Bryden was its architect and had prepared a design for a new college in 1892. He did not, however, retain the commission and in early 1901 a limited competition was held in which the invitation was to George Bell II who submitted a design by his principal assistant James Hoey Craigie. This design was placed second by the professional staff. The final catalyst seems to have been Bryden's son Andrew Francis Stewart Bryden. Born 21 October 1876, Andrew was articled to his father's firm from 1893 to 1898 and remained as assistant but left in 1901 to gain wider experience. When he proposed to return in 1902 there would appear to have been some disagreement: although the younger Bryden had real ability his health was somewhat unstable. The elder Bryden separated his practice from Bell's and set up on his own with his son as chief assistant, moving out of the Clarke & Bell office at 212 St Vincent Street to one of their own at 147 Bath Street.
Robert Alexander Bryden died on 14 April 1906 at 11 Lynedoch Crescent, Glasgow, and was buried at Dunoon Cemetery. He left the then very substantial estate of £23,560 4s 5d. Andrew Francis Stewart Bryden continued the practice, taking into partnership Andrew Robertson.

Buchanan, Agnes

  • S1264
  • Person

Agnes Buchanan (born 28/05/1894) attended the Glasgow School of Art between 1914 and 1917. Recorded as an Art Student, she studied Day Classes in Drawing and Painting. Between 1915 and 1916, she won a prize for her work from Messrs Charles Roberson & Co, and in 1916 – 1917, Agnes achieved her Diploma for Drawing and Painting. While she was at the School, Agnes was involved in the Belgian Tryst, a fundraising event organised by students and staff in aid of Belgian Rufugees affected by the German Invasion in World War One. The event took place on one weekend in January in 1915. Agnes was involved in the Chamber of Horrors. Agnes came from Kippen in Stirlingshire, however, she resided in Glasgow on Woodlands Road with fellow Art Student, Agnes Hunter.

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Buchanan, Alex

  • S180
  • Person

Alex M Buchanan was born in 1884. He studied drawing and painting and modelling (sculpture) at The Glasgow School of Art from 1908 to 1915. During this time he worked part-time as a plasterer. Towards the end of the 1914/15 session, after the outbreak of World War One, he left the School to serve as a driver with the Royal Engineers. He is listed in the School's World War One Roll of Honour.

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