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Adam Gowans

© P. and R. Bliss. Photo credit: The Glasgow School of Art

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Phyllis Dodd studied at the Liverpool School of Art before moving to the Royal College in London where her future husband Douglas Percy Bliss was also to study. The couple married in 1928 and in 1945 moved to Glasgow when Percy Bliss was appointed Director of the Glasgow School of Art (GSA). She was a prolific portrait artist and in this study she depicted the GSA's librarian, Adam L. Gowans, set against the background of his office, the School's Mackintosh-designed library.

The Glasgow School of Art

  • Date

    1951

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    101 x 76.5 cm

  • Accession number

    NMC/017

  • Acquisition method

    gift from the artist, 1964

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