Item DC 040/1/1 - Watercolour

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DC 040/1/1




  • c1942 (Creation)

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'Children's Theatre' poster showing Mr. Punch and a dog (Toby or Scaramouch) in front of a puppet theatre. Signed 'Betty Galt', aged 15 years, IV Lower.

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This material has been appraised in line with Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections standard procedures.


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Margaret Elizabeth Galt, known as Betty, was born in 1927. She attended Bellahouston Academy in Glasgow, leaving in 1944. She enrolled in the Glasgow School of Art in September of 1944, at the age of 17. She followed the two year general course followed by a 2 year diploma. In the general course she attended classes in drawing, architecture, modeling, design, lettering, historic ornament, costume design, geography and perspective, embroidery, plant drawing and puppets. For her diploma course from 1946 to 1948 she attended classes in drawing and life drawing, art history, design, puppets, and spinning and weaving. Whilst at the school, her embroidery and weaving classes were under Agnes McCreadie and Doris Meek. Upon graduating she became a teacher. She died in 2003.

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GB 1694 DC 040/1/1

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GB 1694

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ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description - Second edition


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