Photographs of Robert Stewart's works collected by Liz Arthur

Scope and Content

Contains 5 black & white photographs of : Robert Stewart climbing a ladder to hang his mobile at the 1952 GSA fashion show, Elizabeth Stewart wearing a hat designed by Robert Stewart for the 1952 GSA fashion show, and Robert Stewart demonstrating the use of procion to Richard Demarco and Romanian artists at Hill House, Loch Striven, 1969.

Also contains 79 colour photographs of Robert Stewart's : post diploma show paintings, gouache on paper, 1946 - 47; textile designs, late 1940s - early 1950s; Jon Noble, Ardkinglas commission, c1950; embroidered panel worked by Kath Whyte, 1955; designs for Christmas cards done for Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh Tapestry Company, mid 1950s; Robert Stewart Ceramics storage jars and tankards, 1957 - 63; graphic designs for Liberty, late 1950s; greetings cards, 1964; ceramic mural for Tappit Hen restaurant, Paisley, 1965; ceramic mural designed for West Dumbartonshire Burgh offices (Robert Stewart in picture), 1965; untitled paintings, procion, grease and gouache on paper, late 1960s; ceramic panels, late 1960s; 'First Sight of Santorini' painting, 1968; ceramic mural for Hebridean & Highlander restaurant, Queen Street Station, Glasgow. (Note : these dates reflect the year in which the work was done and not the year the photograph was taken.)

As well as : fireplace designed by Robert Stewart for 5 Clarkston Rd., Busby, for commission by Ian Millen, 1963; Robert Stewart exhibition, Design Centre, St. Vincent Street, Glasgow, 1969; Sheila Macfadyn's (nee McQuistan) diploma show textile designs (she was a student of Robert Stewart at GSA 1951 - 1953); and the Robert Stewart exhibition, Glasgow School of Art, 2003.

Most photographs have captions handwritten by Liz Arthur.

Access Information

Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections are open for research by appointment.

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections standard procedures.

Related Material

See also GB 1694 DC 062/1 which contains photographs and larger printouts of many of the images.

GSAA/P/2 Fasion Show Photograph Album 1952.


Some images were used in the publication 'Robert Stewart : Design 1946 - 95', a copy of which can be found in the Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections Centre.