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Phyllis Dodd studied at the Liverpool School of Art before moving to the Royal College in London where her future husband Douglas Percy Bliss was also to study. The couple married in 1928 and in 1945 moved to Glasgow when Percy Bliss was appointed Director of the Glasgow School of Art (GSA). She was a prolific portrait artist and in this study she depicted the GSA's librarian, Adam L. Gowans, set against the background of his office, the School's Mackintosh-designed library.
oil on canvas
H 101 x W 76.5 cm
gift from the artist, 1964