William Birnie RSW RGI (1929-2006)

A student of Gilbert Spencer at Glasgow School of Art he went on two win a place a Hospitalfields where he studied under Ian Fleming. A distinguished career in art education followed, culminating in the post of Head Examiner for Art in Scotland. In 1958 he became a founder member of the Glasgow Group and formed the Glasgow Group Society of which he was vice-president for 32 years. He also served the Royal Scottish Watercolour Society as Vice President and Treasurer.

A full obituary was published in the Glasgow Herald and can be found here -  http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/12428015.William_Birnie/ 


William Birnie (1929-2006)

The Campsies from Balfron


William Birnie (1929-2006)

Turandot, Maria Callas


William Birnie (1929-2006)

Scottish Village, 1960