Archibald C. Dawson ARSA
Died 16 April 1938
Active: 1914 - 1938
Country of birth and death: Scotland
Died during the installation of his collossal figure of St. Andrew for the Scottish Pavilion at the 1938 Empire Exhibition. Devoted to architectural carving, executed the wood and stone mouldings of the Memorial chapel in Glasgow University. Served in the Glasgow Battalion of the Highland Light Infantry during the War.
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J. A. Coia, ARIBA
Miss Margot Gardner
Sketch for a garden
The artist's wife
Helen Elizabeth Anne
Year of artist's death.
Exhibitions, Meetings, Awards and other Events
Directed The Glasgow School of Art: Modelling Classes
1923 (Circa) - 1933 (Circa)
Head of Department for Modelling and Sculpture and Ceramics
Exhibited at The Exhibition of the Royal Scottish Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, The One-Hundred-and-Seventh, 1933
'J. A. Coia ARIBA'
Exhibited at The Exhibition of the Royal Scottish Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, The One-Hundred-and-Ninth, 1935
'Miss Margot Gardner'
Exhibited at The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts Fifty-Fourth Annual Exhibition, 1915
Exhibited at The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts Fifty-Eighth Annual Exhibition, 1919
'Portrait Study of Miss Nelson'
Exhibited at The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts Sixty-Second Annual Exhibition, 1923
Exhibited at Palace of Arts Empire Exhibition Scotland, 1938
Institutional and Business Connections
Adjudicated on a panel at The Glasgow School of Art
Elected ARSA The Royal Scottish Academy
Member of The Scottish Modern Arts Association
Partner in Dawson & Young
Exacts dates TBC
Professor of modeling at The Glasgow School of Art
1929 - 1938
Head of Department for Modelling and Sculpture
Received award from The Glasgow School of Art
1911 - 1913
Haldane Trust Award
Received bursary from The Glasgow School of Art
1912 - 1913
Recipiant of Haldane Trust, day class Bursary for Modelling and Sculpture.
Student at The Glasgow School of Art
1911 - 1913
Teacher of design at The Glasgow School of Art
1929 - 1938
Taught design, decorative art and figure pottery at the School of Architecture.
Teacher of modeling at The Glasgow School of Art
1920 - 1938
Teacher of stone carving and colleagues of Alexander Proudfoot and James Gray. Evening Class Moniter, 1912-13
Teacher of stone carving The Glasgow School of Art
Worked with Gillespie Kidd & Coia
Annual Report of The Glasgow School of Art 1928-29
Artists' Papers Register
http://www.apr.ac.uk/artists/searches/artistrecs.asp?ARID=GB/NNAF/P542943 (accessed 17/3/2008)
The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, 1861-1989. Volume 1, A-D. A Dictionary of Exhibitors at the Annual Exhibitions of the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, 1990 The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, 1861-1989
Citing this record
'Archibald C. Dawson ARSA', Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951, University of Glasgow History of Art and HATII, online database 2011 [http://sculpture.gla.ac.uk/view/person.php?id=msib6_1205766139, accessed 27 Nov 2015]