- c1914-1943 (Creation)
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Wooden display case of leatherwork by P. Wylie Davidson showing examples of techniques. Back of case has GSA label "Leatherwork. 'C', 19.1.58". Due to information in archival documentation, display case can be dated pre-1943.
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Born Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire. Davidson was a student at The Glasgow School of Art from 1884-1903. In 1885 he was awarded a Local examination, 2nd grade certificate in freehand drawing.
He was also a member of staff at the School, during which time he held the following positions: Assistant Master (decorative art) metalwork, wrought & repousse 1897/8 to 1919/20; Instructor (Design & Decorative Art) gold & silversmith’s work; metalwork & repousse 1903-1919/20; Instructor (Design & Decorative Art) Bookbinding; Leatherwork 1914/15 to 1919/20; Instructor (Design & Decorative Art) Woodcarving 1914/15 to 1919/20; Enamels 1920/21 to 1927/8; Decorative Leatherwork from 1921/22; Bookbinding, Leatherwork from 1929/30. At retirement (1934/5) Metal work – gold and silver, book binding and leatherwork.
He founded a metalwork and Design Studio in Glasgow in the 1890s, and wrote a book on educational metalcraft in 1927.
His brother William A Davidson also studied at GSA and worked as a silversmith, going on to take up a teaching position at the Art School in Dundee.
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Wood, glass, and leather
Dimensions: 610 x 540 x 20 mm
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- The Glasgow School of Art (Subject)