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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.

Zucker, Naomi

  • S866
  • Person

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

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.

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.

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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Younger, Sophie

  • P591
  • Person
  • fl 2015

Company: Younger Conservation Ltd.

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.

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: http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/; The National Archives: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/; Ancestry: http://www.ancestry.co.uk

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, 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: http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk; discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk; http://search.findmypast.co.uk: http://www.airhistory.org.uk; British Military Lists http://digital.nls.uk; The Gazette http://www.thegazette.co.uk

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, 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 @ https://canmore.org.uk/site/62033/glendoune-house.

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Young, Kathy

  • S865
  • Person

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

Young, John Ormiston

  • S1136
  • Person

John Ormiston Young, born 18 December 1893, first attended the Glasgow School of Art in 1908-09 when he was 15 years old. He took evening classes in Drawing and Painting.

His address was Steven Parade in London Road.

In 1909-10 he continued his evening classes; at this time his occupation is recorded as office work.

He then came back for evening Life classes in 1912-13 but he is now working as a glass decorator.

He continued the Life evening classes in two subsequent years, 1915-16 and 1916-17. In 1915-16 he won the Evening Classes Silver Medal for Drawing and Painting.

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Young, John

  • S1139
  • Person

John Young came to the Glasgow School of Art for evening classes in Drawing and Painting for one year only in 1916-1917.

His age is not recorded. He lived at Woodcroft Avenue in Broomhill and worked as a draughtsman.

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Young, Jessie

  • S1135
  • Person

Jessie Young was born on 12 January 1884. She attended The Glasgow School of Art for evening classes in drawing and painting for two years from 1913 to 1915.

She lived in Stewart Street, Carluke, and in 1913-14 her occupation was listed as teacher.

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Young, James Montgomery

  • S1141
  • Person

James Montgomery Young was born on 21 March 1898 and lived at Gloucester Street in Glasgow.

He attended The Glasgow School of Art for two years from 1918/19 to 1919/20 taking evening classes in Drawing and Painting in both years.

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Young, James A

  • S1138
  • Person

James A Young was an amateur sculptor who took evening classes at The Glasgow School of Art for two years. He lived in Argyle Street in Glasgow.

In 1916-17 he studied Drawing and Painting, and also Modelling. In 1917-18 he took Life classes.

He exhibited an artwork called Madonna and Child at the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts 1918 exhibition.

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Young, Graham C

  • S528
  • Person

Graham Conacher Young studied architecture at The Glasgow School of Art from 1909 to 1911, alongside his elder brother Cedric, also an architecture student.

His biography is detailed in the Dictionary of Scottish Architects as follows. Graham Conacher Young was born on 29 March 1892, the younger son of George Penrose Kennedy Young of Perth, and his wife Charlotte Ann Young Conacher. He attended Merchiston Castle School in Edinburgh in 1906 and 1907, and probably began his training in his father's office, but in 1909 moved to Glasgow as an articled apprentice to James Miller, enabling him to study at the Glasgow School of Architecture under Eugène Bourdon. He then worked as a draughtsman to Peter McGregor Chalmers before returning to Perth in 1913 to join his father as an assistant.

The following year he entered the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, enlisting in the 1st Seaforth Highlanders, and he was seconded to the Royal Flying Corps and RAF between 1916 and 1919, rising to the rank of Flight Commander in 1918. He remained in active service after the end of the First World War, being seconded to the Royal Tank Corps from 1920 to 1923 and serving with No 2 Armoured Car Company in the Arab rebellion in Mesopotamia in 1920 and 1921. Through the course of his military career he served in France, Egypt, Persia and Iraq.

Although he retired from the army in 1923, an illness contracted during his military service prevented him from returning to practise until 1925 when his elder brother Cedric left for Canada; but even then he had not fully recuperated, and after only six months of work he was again forced to withdraw from the profession. It was not until December 1929 that his health had recovered sufficiently for him to continue pursuing his career, and he was then taken into partnership by his father. He became sole partner when his father died in October 1933, his brother Cedric then being in Canada. Much of the practice was in England, building or altering branches for the General Accident Fire & Life Corporation.

Graham Young was very tall and of commanding appearance. He married Elsie Morgan, daughter of J Morgan, in 1932, and was admitted LRIBA on 1 May of the following year, his proposers being William Salmond, Charles Geddes Soutar and Patrick Hill Thoms. His father died on 28 October 1933, leaving him to continue the practice alone, which he did under the existing name of G P K Young & Son. He was elevated to FRIBA on 10 July 1939, proposed by Donald Alexander Stewart, Robert Matthew Mitchell and another. Young resumed his military career in 1939, taking charge of civil defence and becoming an instructor at the local Air Cadet Corps; he was Perth Company Commander of the Home Guard, 1940-45. He resumed full-time practice after the war and was President of the Dundee Institute of Architects 1953-55.

Young died on 29 November 1962 at his home in Perth. He was survived by his wife Elsie Jessie Graham Morgan whom he had married in 1932. Graham C Young is commemorated on The Glasgow School of Art's First World War Roll of Honour.

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Sources: Dictionary of Scottish Architects 1840-1980 http://www.scottisharchitects.org.uk

Young, Eric

  • S527
  • Person

Eric Robertson Young was born on the 15th September 1895, the child of Mary and Thomas R, a wine spirit merchant. Young attended The Glasgow School of Art from 1919 to 1920 as an evening student of drawing and paintings, while living at home in Newark Drive, Pollockshields, with his parents and two domestic servants. During the First World War, Young served in the Scottish Rifles and the Royal Naval Air Service. After the war, in 1931, he married Isabella H Miller in Glasgow. Young died in Glasgow in 1969 at the age of 74. Young is commemorated on The Glasgow School of Art's First World War Roll of Honour.

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Young, Cedric J M

  • S526
  • Person

Cedric John Mathison Young was born in Perth on the 4th of June 1890, the elder of two children of Charlotte A. Young (née Conacher) and George P.K. Young, an architect. George P.K. Young had studied for a year in London - architecture under Professor T Roger Smith at University College and drawing under Alphonse Legros at the Slade School – before going into partnership with his father (and Cedric's grandfather) John Young, in a Perth architectural firm.

Cedric was educated at Merchiston Castle School from 1904-1907, and began his apprenticeship in his father's Perth practice on 42 Tay Street. Cedric J.M. Young then attended The Glasgow School of Art from 1909 to 1911 along with his younger brother, Graham C. Young. Both were full-time students of architecture and both resided at 174 Great Western Road, Glasgow, during the course of their studies.

In addition to his coursework, Cedric worked during the holidays in the office of John Burnet & Son. It was whilst working there that he met and married his wife. His son Kenneth Mathison Young was born on the 23rd of November 1910. Upon completion of his studies, in 1911, Cedric returned to working at his father's practice in Perth before leaving Scotland in 1912 to undertake employment in Montreal, Canada, at the firms of E & WS Maxwell and Nobbs & Hyde.

A member of the Territorial Army since 1908, Cedric joined the Black Watch regiment in 1914. During the First World War, Cedric served in France in the Royal Engineers regiment, in which he received the Military Cross, the Victory Medal, the British Medal and the 1915 Star Medal for service during the 1914-18 conflict.

Cedric served until 1920 when he returned to Perth in 1921 to become a partner in his father's architectural firm, newly named G.P.K Young & Son. Later that year, Cedric was admitted to ARIBA under the war exemption scheme. In 1925, Cedric returned to Canada, where he worked at the firm of McCarter & Naime in Vancouver. Whilst there, according to the Dictionary of Scottish Architects, he designed "the details and art work of the Medical-Dental Building and the Marine Building in Vancouver in 1928-30. McCarter & Nairne's design for the Vancouver Exhibition Association has marked Burnetian characteristics, suggesting that he had a hand in it." Cedric is thought to have returned to Scotland around 1930-1931 where he went into partnership with his younger brother, Graham Conacher Young, in the family practice. Around this time, Cedric's son, Kenneth Mathison Young, had also begun working as an assistant at the firm, having studied at the Edinburgh School of Architecture from 1928 until 1931.

When Cedric's father, George P.K. Young passed away on 28th October 1933, Cedric was again in Canada but returned to Scotland thereafter, eventually moving into his parents' house at Union Mount in Perth in 1939-1940. During the Second World War, Cedric re-joined the Black Watch regiment and served with them from 1940-1943 in France, Germany, Egypt and Salonika.

He died on 16th December 1952.

Cedric John Mathison Young is commemorated on The Glasgow School of Art's First World War Roll of Honour.

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

Young, Alexander

  • S1137
  • Person

Alexander Young was born on 11 March 1892 and lived at Stevenson Drive in Langside. He did evening classes in Design at The Glasgow School of Art in 1915-16.

At the time he was working as a clerk.

In the general register of students he is listed with another address, that of Chapelton in Hamilton. He is one of a group of five other students who are attending from the Technical College Weaving Department. The occupations of the others are given as warehouseman (two individuals), a textile manufacturer and a mercantile clerk.

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Yaffie, Saul

  • S525
  • Person

Saul Yaffie was born in Blythswood, Glasgow on 29th April 1898 to Kate Yaffie (née Karkinofski) and Bernard Yaffie, a master tailor.

Kate and Bernard Yaffie fled persecution in Russia during a wave of anti-Jewish pogroms triggered by the assassination of Tsar Alexander II in 1881. This period saw the introduction of harsh restrictions on Jews in Russia, and another more violent series of pogroms from 1903 to 1908.

Saul, whose father had been naturalised as a British citizen by the time he was three, would have spent the early years of his childhood in the Gorbals, where a Bernard Yaffie is recorded as living at Abbortsford Place. The Gorbals was home to a large proportion of Glasgow's immigrants at the time, as well as being the main settlement area of Scotland's Jewish community.

As Jewish families rose in socio-economic class, there was a movement to more affluent areas of Glasgow areas such as Pollokshields and Garnethill. The Yaffies too moved to a more salubrious address at Sinclair Drive, Cathcart, as Bernard's tailoring business prospered.

Saul is recorded as attending day classes in drawing and painting, modelling, and life drawing at The Glasgow School of Art from 1912 to 1919. In 1914-15 he shared the Landscape prize in the Glasgow School of Art Vacation Sketching Scheme with a Mr Albert Rae. He was also awarded a Minor Travelling Bursary of £12 and 10 shillings. In 1915-16 he received a Diploma for Drawing and Painting.

He interrupted his studies in 1917/18, probably due to military conscription, to serve in the King's Own Scottish Borderers in the First World War, reaching the rank of corporal. Prior to conscription he is recorded in the GSA's student registers of 1916 as being engaged in munitions work. He was taking Life day classes in 1916, then in 1918-19 he returned to do drawing and painting day classes.

In the 1920s his father's business suffered greatly due to the post-war economic depression, and the family emigrated to Canada. Saul remained in Europe, relocating to Paris where he continued with his artistic practice. He and his wife, Estusia, returned to the UK before the Second World War to escape persecution, and settled in Manchester.

They returned to France after the war. Saul Yaffie is listed in the School's World War One Roll of Honour. He later went by the name Paul Jeffay, and much of his work is signed under this name.

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Sources: the Scottish Jewish Archives Centre.

Yacobsen, Raphael Joseph

  • S1131
  • Person

Raphael Yacobsen took various evening classes at The Glasgow School of Art in different years between 1913 and 1918. We do not have details of when he was born.

In 1913-14 he was working as a tailor's cutter and living in Grant Street. That year he did two evening classes: Drawing and Painting; and Design.

In 1916-17 he returned, this time to do Drawing and Painting evening classes. At this point he is listed as a student and living at Newton Street in Charing Cross.

He continued the classes in in 1917-18, and in the 1918-19 Prospectus he is listed as receiving a £2 bursary from The Haldane Trust. His occupation was now recorded as a tailor. In 1918-19, he did Life classes.

Raie Yacobsen, who lived at the same address, also took evening classes for a couple of years.

David Yacobsen, a salesman, from the same address, is listed in the Student register for 1920-21but he withdrew and no classes are listed for him.

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Yacobsen, Raie

  • S1132
  • Person

Raie Yacobsen, born either 4 or 6 October 1894, lived in Newton Street in Charing Cross, and worked as a clerkess for an accountants.

She attended evening classes at The Glasgow School of Art: in 1917-18 she took Drawing and Painting classes, specifically working with pottery and china. The following year she took Modelling classes.

Raphael Yacobsen, who lived at the same address, also took evening classes for several years.

David Yacobsen, a salesman, also from the same address, is listed in the Student register for 1920-21 but he withdrew and no classes are listed for him.

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Wyse, James C

  • S1376
  • Person

James C Wyse was born on the 19th of January 1877. He attended pottery classes at The Glasgow School of Art from 1918 to 1919. He resided at 4 Prince Albert Terrace, Helensburgh and worked as an art teacher.

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Wylie, Jean

  • S1351
  • Person

Jean Wylie was born on the 6th of June 1898. She attended day classes in drawing and painting under Miss Allan from 1916 to 1917. She resided in Ardrossan.

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Wylie, Janet Jeffrey Smith

  • S649
  • Person

Janet Jeffrey Smith Wylie was born in Kelvinside Glasgow on 9th March 1891, the daughter of Helen Boyd Alexander and William Wylie. She studied Drawing and Painting as an evening student at The Glasgow School of Art for the session 1914/15. She listed her occupation as saleswoman and was the recipient of a Haldane Trust Bursary of £1.1s.- for that year. She returned to The Glasgow School of Art to study Metalwork, Needlework and Embroidery as an evening student from 1922 to 1924.

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

Wylie, Gus

  • P309
  • Person
  • 1935-

Gus Wylie was born in Lowestoft in 1935, but he spent a considerable part of his childhood in rural Scotland after being evacuated there during the Second World War. He believes his experiences of this time have fed into his work and he is now planning a small watercolour picture-book of his childhood wartime stories from this period.
He studied fine art at the painting school of the Royal College of Art, but has also taken numerous film and photography courses.
Wylie was a professor of photography at the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York where the Eastman Kodak was formed, and has also taught in Florence and at the Royal College of Art.
In 2006 Gus was made an Honorary fellow by the Royal Photographic Society. He is currently the course director of the postgraduate Masters course in fashion and photography at the University of Arts in London.

Wylie, George

  • P358
  • Person
  • 1921-2012

Sculptor, born in Glasgow. Worked as a customs officer in Northern Ireland. Returrned to Gourock in the 1950s and enrolled in art courses. Inspired by an exhibition of Italian metal sculpture at The Glasgow School of Art, which led to him attending welding classes. Much of his work contains humour. Member of the Glasgow Group. His 'Paper Boat' was awarded the Gulbenkian prize. Lives at 9 McPherson Drive, Gourock. Exhibited RSA since 1967, GI(35) & AAS(2).

Wylie, Edward G

  • S138
  • Person

Edward G Wylie, Dip. Arch. was born in 1885, the son of a commercial traveller and brushmaker. From 1900-1905 he apprenticed with architect W F McGibbon, during which time he studied part-time at the Glasgow School of Art (1901) and at the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College. From 1904 Wylie studied full time at the Glasgow School of Architecture, where he met Eugene Bourdon. Wylie went on to teach at the School from 1912 to 1927, taking leave during the First World War (1914-1918) to join the Durham Light Infantry. Wylie's notable designs include Hillhead High School; the Dental Hospital on Renfrew St., and with his partner Alexander Wright, the award-winning Scottish Legal Life Building, Bothwell St. In 1937 he was appointed chief consultant architect to the Scottish Industrial Estates in 1937, and designed many of their buildings. He was also responsible for several First World War memorials. Wylie appears on Glasgow School of Art's First World War Roll of Honour as well as on the Glasgow Institute of Architects Roll of Honour (Associate). He also won the Military Cross.

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Wright, Matthew

  • S864
  • Person

Matthew Wright studied at GSA in the 1980s and modelled in the fashion show in 1985. He won second prize in the Scottish Woollen Industry competition for knitwear in session 1985-86, and won a trip to Idea-Como in Italy in 1987-88.

Matthew worked in textile design then moved into costume design for theatre. He has designed costumes for a wide range of shows and musicals, and in 2009 was nominated for an Olivier Award for the West end production of La Cage Aux Folles.

Sources: GSA Annual Report 1985-86 and 1987-88 GOV/1/12; V&M https://tinyurl.com/yccyj23e; Funny Girl http://www.funnygirlthemusical.co.uk/creative/matthew-wright/; The Independent https://tinyurl.com/yck9qv8

Wright, Jeannie L

  • S722
  • Person

Jeannie Laing Wright was born on 16th April 1894. She was an afternoon student at The Glasgow School of Art from 1913 to 1915. She studied Fashion Plate Drawing and Dress Design with artist Norah Neilson Gray, a former student of The Glasgow School of Art. Wright was probably related to John Wright, grocer from Stirling, as she registered the same address as his home address in St Ninians, Stirling. During her time at The Glasgow School of Art she listed her occupation as shop assistant.

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Wright, James

  • P298
  • Person
  • 1910-1987

James Wright was born on 13 July 1910, the son of John Henry Wright, building contractor, and his wife Marion Lambie. He attended evening classes at Glasgow School of Architecture from 1930 to 1935, whilst undertaking office experience for four years. He continued with the diploma course, attending day classes at the School from 1935 to 1937. He passed the Professional Practice exam in December 1936 and obtained his diploma in June 1937. He was admitted ARIBA on 6 December the same year, his proposers being Thomas Harold Hughes, William James Smith and William Cowie. At the time of his application for admittance he was working in the office of Alexander Mair in Ayr, and was living in Troon. His nomination papers state that he had previously made measured drawings of Kilwinning Abbey and studied recent work in Germany. he worked for Noad & Wallace Architecture, Glasgow, and later setup his own business, Wright & James Builders Ltd, Troon.
Wright died at the County Hospital, Ayr, 15 March 1987, survived by his wife, Annie Gilmour Barr Hunter.

Wright, J B

  • S524
  • Person

J B Wright 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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Wright, Helen C

  • S1330
  • Person

Helen C. Wright is believed to have been born in 1870. She was a student at The Glasgow School of Art from 1902 to 1918, attending a variety of evening classes in design, etching, enamel, ceramic, metal, china, and drawing & painting. During her time as a student, she resided in a range of addresses across Glasgow and Helensburgh, including Hillhead, Govan, Highburgh Road, and Barrington Drive. Her occupation fluctuated between draughtswoman, tracer, student, teacher and artist. She (as Miss H. Cook Wright) has three listed works in The Royal Glasgow Institute of The Fine Arts 1861-1989 Volume 4: Paisley Abbey before Restoration in 1917, Glencairn's Great House, Dumbarton, Built 1623 in 1918, and Glencairn's Great House, Dumbarton (1623) in 1930.

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Wright, Gordon R

  • S1348
  • Person

Gordon R Wright was born on the 21st of April 1897. He attended day classes in drawing and painting at The Glasgow School of Art from 1916 to 1918. He worked as a warehouseman and resided in Rowan Cliffe, Giffnock. His father Joseph Wright was an umbrella maker in the Giffnock area and presumably Gordon worked in the family warehouses. Drooko, his father's umbrella company, was the premier manufacturer of umbrellas in Glasgow from 1885. Margaret Macdonald, wife of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, was commissioned in 1895 to create an advertisement for Drooko umbrellas.

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Wright, Evelyn Margaret

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Evelyn Margaret Wright was born on the 6th of August 1901. She attended evening classes in drawing and painting at The Glasgow School of Art from 1918 to 1923. She is recorded as a 'b&w' student, which indicates she may have been studying the 'black and white and posters' course under William Hunter. She resided at 37 Lawrence Street and worked as a clerkess.

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Wright, Elsie Napier

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Elsie (Eliza) Napier Wright was a student at The Glasgow School of Art from 1913 to 1922. In the 1901 Scotland Census she appears with an estimated year of birth of 1893, but she lists various dates of birth in different documents. She was the daughter of Sarah and John Wright, a doctor, and had at least two siblings (Jessie M.L. and John C.I.). Her father is listed as a soldier in the 1918 Electoral Register for Pollok (Glasgow), and is marked as an absent voter for the years 1918, 1919 and 1920.

Elsie Napier Wright studied Drawing and Painting as a day student at The Glasgow School of Art from sessions 1913/14 to 1917/18, and from then until session 1921/22 as an evening student of the same subject. She also studied Design during her first session at the school, receiving a Certificate for Needlecraft in session 1914/15 with a "Very Good" mark and a recommendation to take a Post Certificate Course in the subject. During session 1916/18, Elsie N. Wright was granted a Haldane Day School Bursary for £12 10s-. She was also appointed Class Monitress for session 1914/15, services that granted her an honorarium. She obtained the Diploma in Drawing and Painting from The Glasgow School of Art in 1916/17, and then in 1919/1920 Elsie Napier Wright qualified as an Art Teacher in the same institution.

During her time at The Glasgow School of Art, Elsie N. Wright listed her address as 1 Seyton Avenue (Langside), which is the same address given by her father to the Medical Directory during those years. However, in the Electoral Register for Glasgow she is listed at 84 Langside Avenue until the 1930s, and then at Kenmure Street in Pollokshields. In 1929 she travelled to Algiers (Algeria) for four months, occasion where she described her occupation as "Artist".

From 1940 to 1946 she exhibited the following six watercolour paintings at the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts: "Loch Sunart" (1940), "The Old Pier, Strachur" (1941), "A Home of the Campbells" (1941), "Fellside, Kendal" (1942), "Old Village, Renfrewshire" (1942), and "Rose and Crown Yard, Kendal" (1946). Elsie Napier Wright died on 17th September 1947 in Milngavie.

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  • Billcliffe, Roger. (1992). The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts: 1861-1989. A Dictionary of Exhibitors at the Annual Exhibitions of the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts. Volume 4: Q-Z. (p.349) Bearsden, Glasgow: The Woodend Press.
  • Ancestry website (www.ancestry.co.uk)

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Wright, Bill

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  • 1931-2016

Bill Wright was born in 1931 in Partick Glasgow, he studied painting at Glasgow School of Art in 1949 before going on to teach art at East Park School in Maryhill and St Patrick’s High School in Dumbarton. In the post of Dunbartonshire art adviser, he widened accessibility to, and championed the importance of, art education in secondary schools, supporting his ethos of encouraging an interest in art for all. He established a residential art course for children at the Pirniehall residential educational facility at Croftamie.

He was elected to the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour in 1977 and was a member of Glasgow Art Club. He was also an elected member of the Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts and Paisley Art Institute, served as president of the Scottish Artists Benevolent Association for 14 years, and was a Scottish Arts Council lecturer, touring the country.

Wren, Kate

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Kate Wren was born on 4th of August 1884 and attended Saturday afternoon classes in drawing and painting at The Glasgow School of Art between 1914 and 1915 under Mr Law. She resided in Hillhead and worked as a secondary school teacher.

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Wren, Jerome

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  • fl 2017

Jerome Wren graduated from the Mackintosh School of Architecture in 2017. In 2017 he was awarded the Newbery Medal.

Wotherspoon, Frances Emma

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Frances Emma Wotherspoon was born on the 8th of January 1903. She was a school girl who attended Saturday morning classes in drawing and painting at The Glasgow School of art from 1917 to 1919. She resided at 9 Kelvinside Terrace, Glasgow.

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