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Douglas Percy Bliss (1900–1984)

© 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 this study of her husband was commissioned by the GSA in recognition of his services to the School.

This painting was lost in the fire in The Mackintosh Building at The Glasgow School of Art on 23rd May 2014.

The Glasgow School of Art


Date

1963

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 76.2 x W 63.8 cm

Accession number

NMC/016

Acquisition method

purchased from the artist, 1964

Work type

Painting


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