December 1922: Painter-Etchers – New Society Formed in Glasgow

An article on page eleven of The Glasgow Herald, on Wednesday the 13th of December, 1922, reads:





The announcement that a Glasgow Society of Painter-Etchers has been formed will be received with

great interest in the West of Scotland. When one considers that the art of etchers meets with so much

appreciation in the city and district, it is surprising that hitherto no organisation of this kind has been

in existence.


The new society has been founded with a view to meet the need for an active association of artists and

collectors interested in etching. The society proposes to hold annual exhibitions of work by its members

and otherwise to promote interest in modern etchings. As a branch of the society’s activities there is now

being formed a print club. Members subscribing will be entitled to a presentation etching each year. For

the purpose of the presentation issue certain works hung at the annual exhibition of the society will be

selected, and the number of proofs from such plates will be strictly limited to 50 (? number not clear)

signed impressions. The plates will then be destroyed. In this way subscribers will have an opportunity

of securing at a moderate cost good impressions from a limited edition.


Mr J. Brown Gibson, 178 (?number not clear) Buchanan Street, is the secretary of the new society, and

according to present arrangements the first exhibition will be held in Glasgow in February next.”