Item GSAA/EPH/10/123 - Poster for an exhibition of work by John Macfarlane

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GSAA/EPH/10/123

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Poster for an exhibition of work by John Macfarlane

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  • [Nov 1979] (Creation)

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This poster advertised an exhibition of work by John Macfarlane who was a student at The Glasgow School Of Art before moving to Wales to work as a set and costume designer. The exhibition was held in the Bourdon building on The Glasgow School Of Art campus from the 5th to the 18th of December 1979. Interestingly, John Macfarlane's name has been misspelled on the poster where his surname has been spelled as 'McFarlane'.

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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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(1924-1995)

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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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Colour print on board.

Dimensions: 900 x 640 mm

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A duplicate of this poster can be found under the reference GSAA/EPH/10/129.

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GB 1694 GSAA/EPH/10/123

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GB 1694

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

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