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.


Nita Begg enrolled at the Glasgow School of Art, aged just 16 in 1937. She studied throughout the war as the School was forced to stay open by the Scottish Education Department. Graduating in 1943 she was awarded a place at Hospitalfield House which she took up in 1947  having completed her war service as a nurse. A professional artist for over 50 years, she specialised in oil creating a body of work amounting to over 400 paintings.
You can read about her life and see her work on this website. If you were a fellow student or contemporary of Nita please get in touch. Having created at least four hundred oil paintings, three hundred of these are in circulation with no photographic record. If you are fortunate to own one, her family would be delighted to see a photo or view the original.
Her painting's are in the private collection of Her Majesty the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, Glasgow Museums and Art Galleries and private collections in New York and Australia.

See 'Nita Begg Archives' for more paintings,  photographs, and ephemera (also that of artist partner Bill (William) Gallacher- an ongoing project.