- c1950-2004 (Creation)
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This collection contains the research materials of Liz Arthur used in writing 'Robert Stewart : Design 1946 - 95'.
- copies of press cuttings and ephemera relating to Robert Stewart
- correspondence and notes relating to the book and associated exhibition held at Glasgow School of Art in 2003
- photographs, strip negatives and slide negatives of Robert Stewart's works
- and a small number of Robert Stewart's original works, including Christmas cards and textiles.
This material may contain sensitive information about individuals that is protected by the Data Protection Act. Until this material has been checked for sensitive information, it will not be available for researchers. Once this Data Protection work is complete the collection will be open for access, however any sensitive information will be closed and inaccessible for 75 years from the date of creation.
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Application for permission to reproduce should be submitted to The Archives and Collections at The Glasgow School of Art.
Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of material.
For further details, please refer to our Reprographic Service Guide @ https://gsaarchives.com/policies
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Collection Historical Note
Robert Stewart was one of the foremost British designers of the second half of the twentieth century. His work revolutionized design in postwar Britain.
Trained at the Glasgow School of Art in the 1940s, he took charge of the printed textiles department there in 1949. He was passionately interested in surface design and became one of the most significant influences in the field. He designed for Liberty, Donald Brothers, and the Edinburgh Tapestry Company in Great Britain and North America before forming his own company to produce printed ceramic kitchenware. During the 1970s and 1980s he designed and manufactured large-scale ceramic murals for public buildings.
During his thirty-five years at the Glasgow School of Art, Stewart proved to be an inspiring and influential teacher. His legacy is to be found in his many successful former students now working in a variety of fields, including textiles and theater design.
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- The Glasgow School of Art (Subject)
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- Catalogued by Kimberly Sommerville, student placement, 13 November 2008.
- 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, May 2014.
- Catalogue exported from Archon and imported into AtoM during system migration, 2018-2019.