Item NMC/0738 - Hugh Adam Crawford

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Hugh Adam Crawford


  • c1930s-1940s (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. Self portrait. Two of Hugh Adam Crawford's self portraits were exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy in 1951 and 1960. Another earlier self portrait is also owned by the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

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Painter in oil of portraits and figure subjects and occasional landscapes. Studied under Greiffenhagen at Glasgow School of Art from which he graduated in 1923 before undertaking further studies in London until 1925. Runner-up in the Prix de Rome, 1926. Later became a tutor at Glasgow School of Art. During this time he held the taught Illustration (School of Design, Pictorial) 1927/28 - 1928/29; Drawing, painting & composition (D&P) 1929/30 - 1931/32; Drawing & Painting (Upper School) 1932/33 - 1933/34; Lecturer of principles of composition (Upper School) 1933/34. Amongst his students were David Donaldson and Joan Eardley. He is listed in the School's World War One Roll of Honour. If you have any more information, please get in touch.

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Dorothy McIndoe, 27.07.2003.

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oil on canvas

Dimensions: 685 x 555 mm

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