Collection DC 049 - Notes of James McIntosh Patrick, artist and student at The Glasgow School of Art, Scotland

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DC 049


Notes of James McIntosh Patrick, artist and student at The Glasgow School of Art, Scotland


  • 1924-1928 (Creation)

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Scope and content

These notes are Patrick's own writings but have been copied out by his daughter due to the original notes being illegible. The notes describe his time at Glasgow School of Art and include descriptions on societies (i.e. The Dramatic Society) as well as the etching workshop and studio spaces.

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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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As on deposit - rewritten by daughter as original notes illegible.

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Biographical history

Patrick attended school at Moran Academy, Dundee before moving on to Glasgow School of Art where he was a student from 1924-1928. He studied under Greiffenhagen in Drawing and Painting and etching with Charles Murray (among others), before moving on to Paris. He was based in Dundee for many years, also teaching at the Duncan of Jordanstone College. He accepted a part-time post there in 1928. Patrick started off his career producing etchings, finding a niche in the lucrative London market. However, he was forced to diversify after the collapse of the market, and turned to oil painting. He exhibited his first work at the Royal Academy ion 1928, and has exhibited regularly since. He held a one-man exhibition at Dundee Art Gallery in 1967. He was elected to the Royal Institute of Oil Painters in 1949, an Associate of the Royal Scottish Academy in 1949, and a full member in 1957.

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Re-written notes donated to the GSA archive by artist's daughter on 31st March 1999.

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  • English

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Collection Historical Note

James McIntosh Patrick studied at GSA from 1924-1928 under Greiffenhagen. Born in Dundee in 1907 he was a painter of landscapes/portraits in watercolour and oil as well being trained in etching. He lived and worked around Dundee, winning many awards as well as exhibiting in the RA and Tate.

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  • Catalogued by Emma Ewan, ACC Intern, May 2011
  • Archives Hub description updated by Carrie Skinner, Logjam Project Officer, September 2011
  • Catalogue imported into Archon software and edited by Michelle Kaye, Archon Project Officer, April 2014.
  • Catalogue exported from Archon and imported into AtoM during system migration, 2018-2019.


  • English



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