Sir John Ritchie Richmond

Biography of Sir John Ritchie Richmond

Sir John Richmond
Sir John Richmond

Sir John Ritchie Richmond (1869-1963) was a University alumnus who became an industrialist and art collector. His endowment was used in founding the Richmond Chair of Fine Art in 1965. The University made him an honorary Doctor of Laws in 1945.

Richmond studied Arts at the University but left before graduating to join his step-father's firm, the Glasgow pump manufacturers G & J Weir. He subsequently became senior deputy chairman of the firm. He built up a fine collection of paintings by Scottish artists and nineteenth and twentieth century French artists and gifted his collection of paintings to the National Gallery of Scotland and to Glasgow Museums.


Sir John Ritchie Richmond
Businessman and Art Collector

Born 1869.
Died 25 February 1963.
University Link: Alumnus, Benefactor, Honorary Graduate
GU Degree:
Occupation categories: art collectors
NNAF Reference: GB/NNAF/P24232
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Record last updated: 8th Feb 2013

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  • Alumnus
  • Benefactor
  • Honorary Graduate

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