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Robert Stewart

Artist Robert Stewart, Courtesy of the Stewart Family Collection

Robert Stewart was a Scottish artist and designer who, along with Lucienne Day, was one of the pioneers of post-war British textile design.

He was born in Glasgow on the 14 April 1924. He attended Hutcheson's Grammar school for Boys and after that spent 4 years studying for an Art Diploma at the Glasgow School of Art, specialising in textiles.

In his lifetime he worked in many media and produced, among other things, paintings, tapestries, graphics, ceramics and murals. However, it is for his textile designs that he is best known. He also taught at the Glasgow School of Art for 35 years eventually rising to the position of Deputy Director. Among his best known textile designs are his Raimoult, Macrahanish and Kilmun. He was commissioned by many different companies but his most successful association was with Liberty's in London.

He died in February 1995.