Lot 59: [§] HUGH ADAM CRAWFORD R.S.A. (SCOTTISH 1898-1982) PORTRAIT OF WILLIAM ARMOUR 63.5cm x 51cm (25in x 20in)
December 8, 2016
Edinburgh, United KingdomLive Auction
[§] HUGH ADAM CRAWFORD R.S.A. (SCOTTISH 1898-1982)
PORTRAIT OF WILLIAM ARMOUR
Signed with a monogram, inscribed and dated 1922 on label verso, oil on canvas
63.5cm x 51cm (25in x 20in)
Signed with a monogram
Unlined - slight surface scuffs to upper right edge visible in illustration - need minor t.l.c.
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Notes: Note:Crawford was studying at Glasgow School of Art 1919-1923 under Maurice Greiffenhagen when this portrait was painted. In 1925 he joined the staff at GSA where he was remembered as a highly gifted teacher of such painters as Colquhoun, MacBryde, Merlyn Evans and Eardley. He was Head of Paintings at Glasgow until 1948, Head of Gray''s School of Art, Aberdeen 1948-1954 and Principal of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee 1954-1964. He is represented in a variety of private and public collections throughout Scotland. The sitter William Armour also joined the staff of GSA in 1947 and retired in 1957 as Head of Paintings and Drawings. He was married to the artist Mary Armour.