Item NMC/1886 - Sandblasted glass panel

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NMC/1886

Title

Sandblasted glass panel

Date(s)

  • c1970s-1980s (Creation)

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1 item

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Piece of experimental sandblasted glass made by the artist as a postgraduate student. This item was made as sample for possible commission for an architect in relation to a shop front for Leeds Building Society. The final piece was made with kiln-fired fused and lustred glass panels.

The image is one of a series based loosely on a setting sun behind a pyramidal island.

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(1939-)

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James Cosgrove, or Jimmy Cosgrove as he is more popularly known, is a Scottish artist and designer. He was a member of staff at GSA where his positions held included Lecturer in Design (Textile Design) from 1973-1980, and Senior Lecturer in Charge of Printed Textiles from 1980-1982, before being appointed Deputy Director of The Glasgow School of Art. He retired from academic life in 1999. His recent work in painting, drawing and collage is derived from travel in general and people and places in the west of Scotland in particular - including Arran and Ayrshire. A regular exhibitor at the Royal Scottish Academy, the Royal Glasgow Institute, The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour and the Paisley Art Institute, Cosgrove also exhibits widely in a number of commercial galleries. He is a Director with the House for an Art Lover and has contributed to books on art and design, Charles Rennie Mackintosh - and ART PARK Glasgow at Bellahouston Park, where he has a Sculpture fabricated in iron and steel titled; ‘Shipbuilding - Homage to those who made the Clyde great’.

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Sandblasted glass.

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Description identifier

GB 1694 NMC/1886

Institution identifier

GB 1694

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Draft

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  • English

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