NITA BEGG 1920-2011
Nita Begg D.A.
graduated in 1943 from Glasgow School of Art.
Nita was a pre-war student at Glasgow School of Art who drew and painted from an early age. By the 1960's she was receiving critical acclaim. This website is dedicated to the story of her artistic life which spanned 70 years.
See 'Nita Begg Archives' for more paintings and photographs and ephemera (also that of her partner, artist William (Bill Gallacher).

This site is intended for education purposes and is funded by the author. A full bibliography and references will be published when time permits.


Bibliography     note - this page is a work in progress,

Books and Articles

Christopher Andreae, Joan Eardley, Lund Humphries, 2013

Rodger Bristow, The Last Bohemians: The  Two Roberts- Colquhoun and MacBryde, Sansom & Company, Bristol 2010

William Buchanan, Joan Eardley, Modern Scottish Painters no.5, Edinburgh, 1976

Richard Calvocoressi, National Galleries of Scotland: James Cowie, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, 1979

Emilio Coia, ‘Joan Eardley’ in Scottish Art Review vol.9. no.3, 1964, pp.2-7 & 29

Hugh Ferguson, Glasgow School of Art: The History, The Foulis Press of Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, 1995

Henry Guy, ‘Angus Neil: the Quiet Man’, unpublished extended essay, Glasgow School of Art Archive, 1995. ( also held Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Library)

Paul Harris, Glasgow Since 1900, Lomond Books, 1994

Paul Harris, Glasgow at War, A Pictorial Account 1939-45, 1986

Evelyn Hood, Forward by Degrees: The University of Paisley 1897-1997,  The University of Paisley, 1997

Jeffrey and Watson, Images of Glasgow, Breedon Books, 2005

James Macaulay, Kathy Chambers and Susannah Thompson, Art Booms with the Guns: The War Years and Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow 2001

Brown, Ray McKenzie, Rawson & Rodger, The Flower and the Green Leaf: Glasgow School of Art in the time of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Luath Press Ltd., 2009

George Pratt Insh, The War-Time History of the Scottish Branch British Red Cross Society, Jackson, Son & Company, Glasgow, 1952

Oscar Marzaroli, One Man's World: Photographs, 1955-84, Third Eye Centre & Glasgow District Libraries, Glasgow, 1984

Oscar Marzaroli and William McIlvanney, Shades of Grey; Glasgow 1956-1987, Mainstream Publishing, Edinburgh, 1992

Cordelia Oliver, James Cowie, Modern Scottish Painters no.7, Edinburgh, 1980

Cordelia Oliver, Joan Eardley RSA, Mainstream Publishing, 1988

Alastair Phillips, Glasgow’s Herald: Two Hundred Years of a Newspaper 1783-1983, 1982

Robert W.K.C. Rogerson, Jack Coia: His Life and Work, published by Robert W.K.C.Rogerson, Glasgow, 1986

various authors, Yesterday’s Britain, The Illustrated Story of How we Lived, Worked and Played, Reader’s Digest, London, 1998

Hannah Watson and Editorial Board of Laurel Bank School, Laurel Bank School 1903-1953, John Smith & Son (Glasgow) Ltd., 1953

Jack Webster,  from Dali to Burrell: The Tom Honeyman Story, B&W Publishing, Edinburgh, 1997

Exhibition Catalogues

Douglas Percy Bliss (introduction), James Cowie 1886-1956 Memorial Exhibition, The Scottish Arts Council Scottish Committee, 1957

Joan Hughson, At Home in Bearsden and Corrie, Hughson Gallery, 2010

Empire Exhibition, Scotland – 1938, Illustrated Souvenir: Palace of Arts, McCorquodale7 Co. Ltd., Glasgow, 1938

Empire Exhibition, 1938, The Catholic Pavilion Guide, published by The Catholic Pavilion Committee, 1938

Cordelia Oliver, Painters in Parallel, Introduction, A Scottish Arts Council Exhibition Selected by Cordelia Oliver, Edinburgh College of Art, 1978

Cordelia Oliver, (introduction), James Cowie: The Artist at Work, Scottish Arts Council, 1981

The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, Glasgow, Eigthty-Sixth Annual Exhibition, McLellan Galleries, 1947


Scotland Calling: At the Empire Exhibition 1938, National Library of Scotland, Scottish Screen Archive, Panamint Cinema, 2009