Glasgow Boys

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Glasgow Boys

Glasgow Boys

Glasgow Boys

Glasgow Boys

Glasgow Boys (act. 1875-1895)

CHISHOLM, Samuel (1836 - 1923), Lord Provost of Glasgow; Lord Lieutenant of the County of the City of Glasgow; Chairman of the Clyde Navigation Trustees; Member of the Carnegie Education Trust, 1899–1902; Chairman of the Executive Council of the Glasgow International Exhibition 1901; Chairman of Housing Commission; Hon. President of Glasgow Foundry Boys Religious Society; Chairman of Glasgow and West of Scotland College of Domestic Science

WARR, Charles Laing (1892 - 1969), Dean of the Chapel Royal in Scotland and Dean of the Order of the Thistle since 1926; Chaplain to the Queen since 1952 (to King George V, 1926–36, to King Edward VIII, 1936, to King George VI, 1936–52); Chaplain to HM Bodyguard for Scotland (Royal Company of Archers) since 1937; Sub-Prelate of Order of St John of Jerusalem since 1947 (Chaplain since 1942); Hon. Member of Merchant Company of Edinburgh, 1951; Chaplain: Royal Scottish Academy; Convention of Royal Burghs of Scotland; Royal Highland and Agricultura. Soc.; Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh; Merchant Company of Edinburgh; Pres., Eglise Protestante Française d’Edinburgh; Mercahnt Company of Edinbourg; Hon. President Scottish Association of Boys’ Clubs; Vice-President Scot. Nat. Inst. for War Blinded, Roy. Scot. Soc. for Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Scottish Church Soc., and Trin. Coll. of Music London; Vice-Patron, ATS and WRAC Benevolent Funds; Hon. Governor Glasgow Academy


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A loose association of Scottish artists active from about 1880 to the turn of the century; there was no formal membership or programme, but the artists involved were linked by a desire to move away from the conservative and parochial values they thought were represented by the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh. Several of them had worked in France and were proponents of open-air painting. There is little obvious association with Glasgow in their work. The Scottish Arts Review, founded in 1888, acted as their mouthpiece. William York Macgregor (1855–1923) is sometimes referred to as the ‘father’ of the group; he was a few years older than most of the others and ran a life class in his Glasgow studio in which many of them used to meet. The heyday of the group was over by 1900 and it did not survive the First World War, but it rejuvenated Scottish art, breaking ground where the Scottish Colourists were soon to follow.

The best-known members were Sir David Young Cameron, Sir James Guthrie, Edward Atkinson Hornel, and Sir John Lavery. See also Glasgow School.

Subjects: Art.

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