Tour Scotland Photograph Painting By David Donaldson

Tour Scotland photograph of a painting by David Donaldson, who was born in 1916 in Chryston, Lanarkshire, Scotland. Born David Abercrombie Donaldson he studied at Glasgow School of Art from 1932 to 1937 and won the Director’s Prize in 1936. He was awarded the Glasgow School of Art Haldane Travelling Scholarship in 1937 and went abroad for the first time in his life to visit Paris, France and Florence, Italy. When Donaldson returned to Glasgow he undertook another year of study at Glasgow School of Art, the equivalent of a post graduate year awarded to outstanding students on completion of their diploma. In 1944 he was appointed a full time lecturer and a permanent member of staff at Glasgow School of Art. He was appointed Head of Drawing and Painting at the Glasgow School of Art in 1967. Donaldson was commissioned to paint the Queen in 1966. He was appointed Painter and Limner to Her Majesty the Queen in Scotland in 1977. Amongst his other notable subjects were Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and many prominent figures in Scottish public life. His work is held in public collections worldwide. David died during his 80th Birthday Retrospective Exhibition when it had been moved from the University of Edinburgh's Talbot Rice Gallery to the Glasgow School of Art in August 1996.

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