Allan, Jessie R

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Allan, Jessie R

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1859-1947

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Artist, GSA teacher, Member of Glasgow Society of Lady Artists and ceramicist at Allander pottery.

(Allander Pottery, Milngavie was founded in 1904 by Hugh Ugolin Allan, 1862-1909, a renowned Glasgow artist known for his landscape watercolours. Allander produced vividly coloured art pottery, often based on oriental pieces. The pottery closed in 1908, the year before Hugh died)

Jessie first enrolled as a student at the GSA in 1881. From 1886 onwards she was first a pupil teacher, then an art teacher, progressing to Assistant Mistress, Drawing and Painting, from 1996-1998. She remained a member of GSA staff until 1924. The following information about her GSA career is gleaned from the GSA Registers and Staff lists:

Staff Posts

1887/1895: Assistant Mistress

1896/1898: Assistant Mistress (Drawing and Painting)

1898/1903: still life

1904/1914: preparatory painting

1914/1924: water colour

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1881/4: 4,Victoria Drive, Mt.Florida

1884/94: 32,Moray Place, Strathbungo

1894/1902: 18,India Street

Student Career

1880: Local exam., 2nd grade prize

1881: Local exam., 2nd grade prize

1882: National Competition, advanced section, commended

1883: National Competition, advanced section, commended

1883: Local exam., advanced, painting from still life, certificate, good

1883: Local exam., Art Class Teacher's Certificate, Stage3b, Stage 5b

1883: Local prize, design for carpet, £1 and books value £-10s

1883: Local prize, best set of designs on principles in lectures, £3 & books

1884: National Comp., 3rd grade prize, Stage 10a, flowers drawn from nature

1884: National Comp., 3rd grade prize, Stage 22d, historic styles ornament 1884: Local examination, advanced, perspective, certificate, good

1884: Local competition, best single drawing illustrating historic styles

1885: National Comp., advanced section, commended

1885: Local exam., advanced, perspective (theory & practice), cert., good

1885: Local exam., advanced, Stage 5a, shading from models, certificate

1885: Local exam., full Art Class Teacher's Certificate

1885: Local prize, best still life group, advanced stage, £2 and books

1886: National Comp., 3rd grade prize, Stage 23c, des printed woven hanging

1886: Local exam., advanced, painting, technical questions, prize, excellent

1886: Local exam., Art Master's Certificate, Group 1 1887: National Competition, 3rd grade prize, Stage 23c, ornamental design

1887: National Comp., Art Master's Cert., Group 2, Stage 8b

1887: Local exam., advanced, Stage 23c, ornamental design, fair

1887: Local exam., advanced, painting from still life, fair

1888: Local exam., drawing from antique, 2nd class

1888: Local exam., anatomy, 2nd class

1888: Local exam., design, 1st class

1889: National Comp., 3rd grade prize, Stage 22d, historic ornament studies

1889: Art Master's Certificate, Group 3, Stage 22d

1890: National Comp., Queen's Prize, Stage 23d, design for majolica plate

1890: Art Master's Certificate, Group 3, Stage 23d

1890: Local examination, advanced, drawing from antique, 2nd class

Other qualifications:

Cert. Art Mistress, Academie Delacluze

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