Poster for a lecture by Richard Smith
- 1970s (Creation)
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This poster was used to advertise a lecture by the artist Richard Smith, who is known for his abstract colour paintings and sculptural works dealing with materials in reference to popular culture. The lecture was held in the Haldane Building at The Glasgow School Of Art as part of the school's annual activities week in the early 1970s. The poster was designed and printed by Jimmy Cosgrove who worked as the head of textiles at The Glasgow School Of Art from 1973 to 1982.
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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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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 six layers of colour using white, orange, yellow, pink, red and black inks.
Dimensions: 982 x 697 mm
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GB 1694 GSAA/EPH/10/158
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ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description - Second edition