Item NMC/0107 - Study of male head

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Study of male head


  • c1931-1932 (Creation)

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Portrait study of bald-headed man.

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Born 11 April 1914 in Stirling, Scotland. Died Quebec, Canada in 1987. Animator and filmmaker. Attended Glasgow School of Art from 1931-1936 gaining a Diploma in Interior Design in 1936. He won Windsor & Newton Prize 1932, James Brough Memorial Prize, 1934. He also took part in GSA Dramatic Society (1934) and was a member of GSA’s Kinecraft Society.

After art school he went on to be a highly successful filmmaker. Following short professional stints in London and New York, he moved to Canada to work with renowned Scottish documentary filmmaker John Grierson at The National Film Board of Canada, where he made his most creative and acclaimed works.

The Mackintosh Building foyer contained a Scottish Film Council plaque, installed in 1996 as part of the Film Council’s celebration of 100 years of Scottish Cinema.

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John McLaren, brother of artist, 1990.

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Brown chalks on grey paper

Dimensions: 442 x 340 mm

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GB 1694 NMC/0107

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GB 1694

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


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