Artworks by David Gauld RSA 1865-1936

Gauld was born in Glasgow and served an apprenticeship as a lithographer and stained glass designer under Stephen Adam and then attended Glasgow School of Art from 1882 to 1885. He came to public notice in the 1880s when he supplied a series of Japanese-influenced pen and ink drawings for the Glasgow Weekly Citizen.

Gauld shared the Castlemains Studio in Kirkcudbright with William Stewart MacGeorge and then in later life shared a studio with Harrington Mann at 31 St Vincent Street in Glasgow from 1891 to 1894. During this time he designed stained glass windows for Guthrie and Wells. In 1895 Gauld appears to have split from Mann, and their friendship ended. Gauld then took new premises at 138 West George Street in Glasgow. He also lived at various locations in Kirkcudbright, Glasgow and North Berwick. In 1889 he returned to the Glasgow School of Art and also studied in Paris for a period that year. Like other artists from Glasgow, Gauld spent time at the artists colony at Grez-sur-Loing in France.

He was elected an Associate member of the Royal Scottish Academy in 1918 and became a full member of the Academy in 1924.[7] He was sculpted by William Shirreffs in 1896.

Gauld died on 18 June 1936 at Lymekilns Nursing Home in East Kilbride. He is buried in East Kilbride Cemetery.

David Gauld RSA 1865-1936
Oil on Canvas