March 1934: “The Art of the Book” – Exhibition by the Glasgow Society of Lady Artists, 5 Blythswood Square

An article on page seven of The Scotsman, on Tuesday the 13th of March, 1934, reads:


Glasgow and West



The wide variety of work which artists execute on behalf of

publishing firms is shown in the latest exhibition of the

Glasgow Society of Lady Artists, which opens to-day in the

clubrooms, 5 Blythswood Square. This is the first serious

attempt on the part of the Society to arrange a comprehensive

show of the ‘Art of the Book,’ and the result justifies the effort.

The walls are literally covered with an attractive miscellany of

coloured and black-and-white plates, woodcuts, book-jacket

design, decorative end-papers, illuminations, and tastefully

wrought leather bindings. Prominent among the contributors

are Jessie M. King, whose series of original water-colour plates

for ‘Good King Wenceslas’ are notable; Mildred R. Lamb, who

conveys an appropriate atmosphere of mystery in her Irish folk-

lore illustrations; and Margaret K. Reynolds, who is represented

by several beautiful pieces of illuminated work.”


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