David Abercrombie Donaldson, born 1916. He studied at Glasgow School of Art from 1932–37 and won the Director’s Prize in 1936, and the Haldane Travelling Scholarship in 1937. He was appointed Head of Drawing and Painting at the Glasgow School of Art in 1967. Donaldson was commissioned to paint the Queen in 1966. He was appointed Painter and Limner to Her Majesty the Queen in Scotland in 1977. Amongst his other notable subjects were Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.