I wrote this blog as a volunteer at The Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections.
When imagining the students of The Glasgow School of Art at the beginning of the 20th century it’s easy to conjure up some visions: Dreamy-eyed, thoughtful young people with artistic clothes – young men with longish hair and big floppy cravats and young women in painter’s smocks and long beads with curls pinned up on their heads – earnest yet excited about the challenges of the modern world.
Which is why it’s always a good idea to check the actual facts!
Because when I looked into The Glasgow School of Art archives I met Mr Allan McLymont Ure, industrialist, public figure, justice of the peace and amateur sculptor.
Read the rest of this blog post on the Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections blog.