The Glasgow League of Artists , Glasgow, Scotland, was founded in 1971 as an artist's co-operative designed to overcome some of the difficulties encountered by the artist working in isolation. By pooling resources, and with the assistance of the Scottish Arts Council , they were able to provide workshop facilities and studios at 45 St Vincent Lane, Glasgow . The group saw themselves as "a framework within which artists have been able to exchange ideas and information; and from which lines of communication have been opened between the artists and the public".
The League exhibited frequently in Scotland , and also had exhibitions in England , Ireland , the Netherlands , Germany and Canada , often facilitating exchanges with artists from the host country. Members organised and supported other ventures including the Gable-end Scheme in Glasgow and an exhibition of prints and sculpture by Eduardo Paolozzi at the Glasgow Print Studio in 1979.
Founder members included Ronald Forbes , Stan Bell , George Docherty and Gregor Smith . Members included several Glasgow School of Art graduates and staff, but there were also graduates of Edinburgh College of Art , Duncan of Jordanstone and other British art schools. They were usually no more than twenty members at a time.