David Gauld

1865 - 1936

Artist. Born in Glasgow, Gauld served an apprenticeship as a lithographer and stained glass designer under Stephen Adam (1848 - 1910) and went on to attend Glasgow School of Art between 1882 and 1885. He became one of the influential group of artists known as the 'Glasgow Boys'. He lived and worked in Glasgow, Kirkcudbright and North Berwick.

Rural villages, portraits of women and Ayrshire cows and calves were popular subjects. His work is represented in the collections of Aberdeen Art Gallery, the City Art Centre (Edinburgh), Dick Institute (Kilmarnock), Dundee Museums and Art Galleries, the Gracefield Arts Centre (Dumfries), Hunterian Art Gallery, Kirkcaldy Museum and Art Gallery, Paisley Museum and Art Galleries, Walker Art Gallery (Liverpool). Examples of his stained glass can be found in Skelmorlie Parish Church (1895), Largo Parish Church (1896) and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

He died in East Kilbride and is buried in the cemetery there.

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