Item NMC/0271 - Mother & Child

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Mother & Child


  • 1929-1930 (Creation)

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Sculpture made from Portland stone. This item was damaged in the fire in GSA's Mackintosh Building on 23rd May 2014 and was conserved in 2018-19.

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(fl 1929-1951)

Biographical history

John Knox was born in Scotland sometime after 1910 and studied at the Glasgow School of Art, where he received a maintenance Scholarship in 1928. Knox was a member of the Glasgow School of Art club during his studies and exhibited sculptures with the Royal Scottish Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in 1930 and 1932. Knox relocated to Belfast in 1939 where he succeeded George MacCann as head of sculpture at the Belfast School of Art.

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Family of the artist by whom presented, Feb 1994.

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Portland Stone

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GB 1694 NMC/0271

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GB 1694

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


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