Douglas Robertson Bisset
Born 25 May 1908
Active: 1929 - 1987
Country of birth and death: Scotland
Born in Strichen, Aberdeenshire. He served an apprenticeship with an architectural sculptor in Glasgow before enrolling at Glasgow School of Art. Bisset won the Newbery Gold Medal and John Keppie Scholarship c.1928. After this he travelled in Germany (1929), Vienna (1930), and Copenhagen (193s) where he studied with E. Utzon Frank. In 1934 he was awarded the Rome Scholarship and spent a year in Rome before moving on to Athens. Bisset taught at Brighton School of Art (1939) and Leeds School of Art (1939-46).
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Hugh Lyon, Esq.
Sir Claud Russell KCMG
Exhibitions, Meetings, Awards and other Events
Exhibited at Leeds College of Art, 1846-1946 Centenary Exhibition, City Art Gallery, 1946
'Fragment - Torso'
Exhibited at The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts Seventieth Annual Exhibition, 1931
'Hugh Lyon, Esq.'
Exhibited at The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts Seventy-Eighth Annual Exhibition, 1939
Exhibited at The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts Eighty-Seventh Annual Exhibition, 1948
Won prize The British School at Rome Scholarship in Sculpture
Institutional and Business Connections
Associate member of Royal Society of British Sculptors
Awarded commendation for diploma in sculpture by The Glasgow School of Art
1933 - 1934
Received prize from The Glasgow School of Art
1933 - 1934
recipiant of the Newbery Medal for the highest distinctionin Diploma Examination.
Received scholarship from The Glasgow School of Art
1933 - 1934
Recipiant of the John Keppie Studentship prize
Teacher of modeling at Leeds College of Art
1939 (Circa) - 1946 (Circa)
Head of School of Sculpture and Modelling at the City of Leeds College of Art
Catalogue of the Leeds College of Art 1846-1946 Centenary Exhibition, 1946
Cat. Nos. 23, 24, p. 8
City of Leeds College of Art, Prospectus, 1941-2
City of Leeds College of Art, Prospectus, 1942-3
City of Leeds College of Art, Prospectus, 1944-5
City of Leeds College of Art, Prospectus, 1945-6
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
'Douglas Robertson Bisset', 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_1222165278, accessed 03 Mar 2015]