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Margaret Reading
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Stockport Heritage Services

Margaret Reading 1954

Ian Grant (1904–1993)

Stockport Heritage Services

Painter, art historian and teacher, born in Scotland. He studied at Glasgow School of Art, 1922–6, under Maurice Greiffenhagen, then in 1927 at Atelier Colarossi, Paris, and Royal College of Art, 1927–30. Grant became senior lecturer at Manchester Regional College of Art, staying there, 1937–69; his wife Margaret Gumuchian, whom he married in 1953, was a student in his class. Other appointments included part-time work at Mauldeth Road College of Further Education, 1959–79, and lecturing in art history at Manchester University extra-mural department. Grant was for a time vice-president of MAFA, where he won a major prize in 1986. In 1989 he was included in The Last Romantics at Barbican Art Gallery. Manchester City Art Gallery holds his work, which was exhibited at solo shows at Salford Art Gallery and elsewhere in the north.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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