Item GSAA/EPH/10/157 - Poster for a lecture by Brian Griffiths

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GSAA/EPH/10/157

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Poster for a lecture by Brian Griffiths

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  • [Nov 1972] (Creation)

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This poster advertised a lecture by economist Brian Griffiths which was held in the Mackintosh Lecture Theatre at The Glasgow School Of Art in December 1972. At this time, Griffiths worked as lecturer at the London School of Economics and Political Science, however he would later become advisor to Baroness Thatcher during her time as Prime Minister. He then became the Vice Chairman of Goldman Sachs. This lecture focused on the topic of Christianity, capitalism and revolution and was organised by David Dobson who was head of the Sculpture department at The Glasgow School Of Art in 1972.

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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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(1939-)

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James Cosgrove, or Jimmy Cosgrove as he is more popularly known, is a Scottish artist and designer. He was a member of staff at GSA where his positions held included Lecturer in Design (Textile Design) from 1973-1980, and Senior Lecturer in Charge of Printed Textiles from 1980-1982, before being appointed Deputy Director of The Glasgow School of Art. He retired from academic life in 1999. His recent work in painting, drawing and collage is derived from travel in general and people and places in the west of Scotland in particular - including Arran and Ayrshire. A regular exhibitor at the Royal Scottish Academy, the Royal Glasgow Institute, The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour and the Paisley Art Institute, Cosgrove also exhibits widely in a number of commercial galleries. He is a Director with the House for an Art Lover and has contributed to books on art and design, Charles Rennie Mackintosh - and ART PARK Glasgow at Bellahouston Park, where he has a Sculpture fabricated in iron and steel titled; ‘Shipbuilding - Homage to those who made the Clyde great’.

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Screen print done in two layers using brown and black inks.

Dimensions: 972 x 697 mm

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GB 1694 GSAA/EPH/10/157

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GB 1694

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

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