Davidson, Peter Wylie

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Davidson, Peter Wylie

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1870-1963

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Born Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire. Davidson was a student at The Glasgow School of Art from 1884-1903. In 1885 he was awarded a Local examination, 2nd grade certificate in freehand drawing. He was also a member of staff at the School, during which time he held the following positions: Assistant Master (decorative art) metalwork, wrought & repousse 1897/8 to 1919/20; Instructor (Design & Decorative Art) gold & silversmith’s work; metalwork & repousse 1903-1919/20; Instructor (Design & Decorative Art) Bookbinding; Leatherwork 1914/15 to 1919/20; Instructor (Design & Decorative Art) Woodcarving 1914/15 to 1919/20; Enamels 1920/21 to 1927/8; Decorative Leatherwork from 1921/22; Bookbinding, Leatherwork from 1929/30. At retirement (1934/5) Metal work – gold and silver, book binding and leatherwork. Founded a metalwork and Design Studio in Glasgow in the 1890s. Wrote a book on educational metalcraft in 1927.

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Mapping of Sculpture: the Practice and Profession in Britian & Ireland 1851-1951: http://sculpture.gla.ac.uk/view/person.php?id=msib6_1211279238

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