George Henry Paulin ARSA
Born 14 August 1888
Died 10 July 1962
Active: 1908 - 1959
Country of birth and death: Scotland
Born in Clackmannanshire, Paulin studied at Edinburgh College of Art and in Paris, Rome, Naples and Florence, where he set up a studio 1912-14. During the First World War he enlisted first in the army and then, after an injury, Paulin served in the Royal Flying Corps and finally in Royal Naval Air Service.
From 1919 Paulin established a studio in Glasgow. He made a number of war memorials and also created many portraits. In 1935 Paulin had a one-person show at Walker's Galleries in New Bond Street, entitled 'An exhibition of busts of well-known and contemporary artists' (June 12th to 25th). The show comprised twenty-four full-sized busts, and eight small-scale ones, plus five groups illustrating the 'Pied Piper of Hamelin'. Amongst his subjects were the sculptor Sir William Reid Dick and the architect Thomas Tait. Paulin died in Swindon, Wiltshire and probate was sealed.
The information about the exhibition at Walker's Galleries was submitted by Steve Parlanti.
Probate date: 20 November 1962
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Exhibitions, Meetings, Awards and other Events
Exhibited at Aberdeen Artists' Society Exhibition of Works of Modern Masters, 1933
Exhibited at Aberdeen Artists' Society Exhibition of Works of Modern Artists, 1931
Exhibited at The Royal Scottish Academy Exhibition, 1826-
1909 - 1963
Exhibited at the annual exhibition 39 times: 1909 (1 work), 1910 (1 work), 1913 (3 works), 1917 (2 works), 1919 (2 works), 1920 (5 works), 1921 (2 works), 1922 (2 works), 1923 (3 works), 1924 (3 works), 1925 (1 work), 1926 (2 works), 1927 (3 works), 1928 (2 works), 1929 (2 works), 1930 (3 works), 1931 (3 works), 1932 (1 work), 1933 (3 works), 1934 (3 works), 1935 (2 works), 1936 (3 works), 1937 (3 works), 1938 (3 works), 1939 (3 works), 1945 (1 work), 1946 (3 works), 1947 (2 works), 1948 (1 work), 1949 (1 work), 1950 (2 works), 1951 (2 works), 1952 (1 work), 1953 (2 works), 1954 (1 work), 1955 (3 works), 1957 (1 work), 1958 (2 works) and 1963 (3 works).
Exhibited at The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts Annual Exhibition, 1861-1951
1915 - 1959
Exhibited 37 times (an average of 3 works per show)
Exhibited at The Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts (Summer Exhibition), 1768-
1925 (Circa) - 1959
Exhibited 23 times (3 times post-1951 and work also shown posthumously in 1963), showed an average of two works per year.
Exhibited at Palace of Arts Empire Exhibition Scotland, 1938
Institutional and Business Connections
Associate member of Royal Society of British Sculptors
6 December 1927 - 1938
Became fellow in 1938.
Elected ARSA The Royal Scottish Academy
Fellow of Royal Society of British Sculptors
1938 - 1946
Fellow from 1938 to 1940, and then left due to war circumstances. Rejoined 1946.
Member of council Royal Society of British Sculptors
2 April 1935 - 1950
Served as a member of the Council from 1935 to 1936, and from 1950.
Professional member of The Glasgow Art Club
1915 (Circa) - 1960 (Circa)
Received award from The Edinburgh College of Art
p. 24 Passed the Standard Diploma with Qualifying certificates in other sections still to complete
Rejoined Royal Society of British Sculptors
1945 - 1959
Rejoined as Associate in 1945 and was then Fellow from 1946-1959.
Studied at The Edinburgh College of Art
1908 (Circa) - 1910 (Circa)
Personal and Professional Connections
Nominator of Charles D'Orville Pilkington Jackson
For membership of the Royal Society of British Sculptors, on the occasion of the 500th Council Meeting of the RSBS
Studied under Percival (Percy) Herbert Portsmouth
1908 (Circa) - 1910 (Circa)
Descriptions of Practice
Listed under Sculptors The London Directory, 1930 Post Office/Kelly London Directories
Listed under Sculptors The Glasgow Post-Office Annual Directory for 1920-1921 Ninety-Third Annual Publication
Royal Society of British Sculptors. Annual Report of the Council, with Accounts for the Year Ending 31 December 1940, to be Presented at the Thirty-Seventh Ordinary General Meeting, 1941
Royal Society of British Sculptors. Annual Report of the Council, with Accounts for the Year Ending 31 December 1945, to be Presented at the Forty-Second Ordinary General Meeting, 1946
The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, 1861-1989. Volume 3, L-P. A Dictionary of Exhibitors at the Annual Exhibitions of the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, 1991 The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, 1861-1989
Citing this record
'George Henry Paulin 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_1208856736, accessed 25 Mar 2017]