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Archibald McGLASHAN -

Biography

Archibald McGlashan undertook his studies at Glasgow School of Art, and it was here that he met fellow figurative artists Robert Sivell and James Cowie. These artists all took an interest in paintings of the Italian Renaissance, a factor that may have influenced their rejection of modernist movements such as Impressionism that began as McGlashan embarked upon his career.

McGlashan consistently sought his subjects from his everyday life, and images of his wife and children are common to his oeuvre. Child Asleep manages to convey a tenderness with its mild sweeping brushstrokes contrasting the bold ruffled hair of the child.

McGlashan was also a founder member of the Glasgow Society of Painters and Sculptors, and President of the Glasgow Art Club.