An Editorial Diary, November 1936: “Omission Made Good” (Maurice Greiffenhagen 1862-1931)

‘AN EDITORIAL DIARY’, on page ten of The Glasgow Herald, on Thursday the 19th of November, 1936, includes:


Omission Made Good


In a notice of that exhibition [works by Greiffenhagen at Glasgow School of Art, and referred to in the same

issue of ‘An Editorial Diary’, on the 19th of November] our Art Critic expressed the regret that was felt that

there was no picture in Kelvingrove by a painter who for so long exercised a potent influence on students of

art in Glasgow. That omission has now been made good. It should be added, however, that the Langside

Library contains an important work by Greiffenhagen, ‘The Battle of Langside,’ and there are mural

decorations by him in the establishment of Messrs Pettigrew and Stephens, as well as pictures in private




George Fairfull-Smith, October 2022.