The Fine Arts
The history of support for the fine arts in Glasgow is rich and varied. From architects and artists, to pioneering art collectors and patrons, the wealth of information about individual and collective achievements is immense. There have been many pioneering developments and achievements, ranging from the foundation of the Foulis Academy in the eighteenth century, to the erection of the first monuments to Lord Nelson and Sir Walter Scott, and the grand scheme to fill the windows of Glasgow Cathedral with painted glass.
For one reason or another, many of the collectors, artists and institutions have been overlooked or forgotten, and this site will aim to highlight them through snippets of information, notices, and longer articles.
THE ORIGINAL “THE GLASGOW ART INDEX” WEBSITE WAS CREATED ON GOOGLE SITES, IN ADVANCE OF THE LAUNCH OF VOLUME ONE OF MY BOOK, THE WEALTH OF A CITY: A GLANCE AT THE FINE ARTS IN GLASGOW, IN 2010. FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS, THE SITE WAS UNAVAILABLE ONLINE, AS, I WAS TOLD BY A WEBSITE EXPERT, GOOGLE REMOVED SITES WHICH HAD NOT BEEN CREATED USING GOOGLE’S OWN WEBSITE BUILDER. HOWEVER, I RECENTLY BECAME AWARE THAT THE ‘OLD’ SITE IS BACK ONLINE. SOME OF THE INFORMATION ON THE ‘OLD’ SITE IS, OR WILL BE, INCLUDED ON “THEGLASGOWSCULTURALHISTORY” WEBSITE.
PLEASE ACCEPT MY SINCERE APOLOGIES FOR ANY CONFUSION OR INCONVENIENCE. **