Papers of William Hunter, Governor of the Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

Diary written while travelling on Keppie Scholarship 1913-1914

Collection of 250 postcards of European cities, paintings, sculptures collected on tour 1913-1914

12 ink sketches of Childe Ronald's Pilgrimage by TWYM (aka A.S. Boyd) n.d.

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Administrative / Biographical History

William Hunter was born in Glasgow, Scotland, on 28 December 1890 . He studied drawing and painting at Glasgow School of Art from 1906-1911 and received the Keppie travelling scholarship in 1913. He taught Antique: Preparatory Life from 1914-1915 on returning to the Glasgow School of Art. He was a painter in oil figures of conversation pieces, flowers and still life and was also an engraver. He was elected to the ROI in 1928, became Governor of the Glasgow School of Art, was president of the Scottish Artists Benevolent Association, secretary of the Royal Glasgow Institute and president of the Glasgow Art Club between 1938-40. He exhibited in the UK, North America and Europe.

His collection includes original illustrations drawn by A S Boyd (aka TWYM ) and Stephen Reid, both noted Scottish illustrators.


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Archivist's Note

Fonds level description compiled by Adele Ashley-Smith, Archivist, 2000-2001. Updated by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 6 September 2001. Updated by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 14 May 2002. Archives Hub description updated by Carrie Skinner, Logjam Project Officer, September 2011

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