Glasgow - City of Sculpture
By Gary Nisbet
Joseph Armitage

An architectural carver and modeller, he worked on some of the most important American-style buildings in Glasgow during the inter-war years, collaborating with architect James Miller , carvers Holmes & Jackson and sculptor Gilbert Bayes on the designs for their ornament.

He designed the decorative details on the former Union Bank of Scotland, 110-20 St Vincent Street (1924-7), carved by Holmes & Jackson , and the Prudential Building, 28-36 Renfield Street (1929-30).

In 1934, he carved the Classical reliefs on Miller 's Commercial (later Royal) Bank of Scotland, 30 Bothwell Street.

Modelled by Gilbert Bayes , these represent The Qualities of Man in Modern Society: Commerce, Contentment, Industry, Justice, Prudence and Wisdom.


Works in our Database:
#26 1: Bothwell Street (City Centre),
Commercial Bank of Scotland, 30 Bothwell Street
Allegorical Relief Panels depicting 'The Qualities of Man in Modern Society' (1934-5)
Modeller: G Bayes; Sculptor: J Armitage;
Architect: J Miller
Open Full Sculpture Database

Click here to return to the top.

All images and biographies are our copyright and may not be reproduced
in any form whatsoever without our express permission.

Home Page |  Sculpture Database |  Sculptors & Designers |  Architects, Builders & Foundries |  Quick Tour
Acronyms |  Glossary |  Bibliography |  Useful Links |  About Us |  Privacy Policy |  Copyright | 
For sculpture and architecture: we have over 300 biographies of sculptors and architects connected with Glasgow, Scotland.
Copyright 2001-2024