Item NMC/0016 - Portrait of Douglas Percy Bliss

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NMC/0016

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Portrait of Douglas Percy Bliss

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  • 1963 (Creation)

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This item was lost in the fire in The Mackintosh Building at The Glasgow School of Art on 23rd May 2014. Portrait of former Glasgow School of Art director.

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(1899-1995)

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Phyllis Dodd studied at the Liverpool School of Art before moving to the Royal College in London where her future husband Douglas Percy Bliss was also to study. The couple married in 1928 and in 1945 moved to Glasgow when Percy Bliss was appointed Director of the Glasgow School of Art. She was a prolific artist and specialised in portraiture.

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Purchased by the Governors of Glasgow School of Art, from the artist, 1964.

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Oil on canvas, framed

Dimensions: 762 x 638 mm

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GB 1694 NMC/0016

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GB 1694

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

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