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William (Bill) Birnie

 (1929 - 2006)
William (Bill) Birnie was active/lived in Scotland, France.  William Birnie is known for abstract painting: portraits, landscapes with buildings, door fronts, still life.

William (Bill) Birnie

Bill Birnie studied at Glasgow School of Art under Gilbert Spencer and then at Hospitalfield under Ian Fleming. After graduating, he joined the staff at Hyndland Secondary School in 1952. That same year he was also elected a member of the Society of Scottish Artists (SSA).

In 1958, he became a founder member of the Glasgow Group and formed the Glasgow Group Society, of which he was Vice-President for 32 years. In 1965, he was elected a member of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour (RSW), a society of which he also became Vice-President and Treasurer.

He became Principal Art Teacher at Douglas Academy, near Bearsden, and later at Gryffe High, near Kilbarchan. Bill's abilities not only as a teacher but also a  ...  Displaying 750 of 2053 characters.

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About  William (Bill) Birnie

Born:  1929
Died:   2006
Known for:  abstract painting: portraits, landscapes with buildings, door fronts, still life