Item GSAA/EPH/10/139 - Poster for a retirement party for William Drummond Bone

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GSAA/EPH/10/139

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Poster for a retirement party for William Drummond Bone

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  • [Jan 1973] (Creation)

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This poster advertised the retirement party of William Drummond Bone which was held in the Mackintosh Board Room on the 12th of January 1973. Bone was part of both The Royal Society of Arts and The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour and taught drawing and painting at The Glasgow School Of Art between 1934 and 1973. The poster was designed and printed by Robert Stewart who was a senior lecturer in design at this time.

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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 card.

Dimensions: 1000 x 700 mm

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GB 1694 GSAA/EPH/10/139

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GB 1694

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

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