Hilda Goldwag

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Hilda Goldwag
Born (1912-04-28)April 28, 1912
Died January 28, 2008(2008-01-28) (aged 95)
Residence Glasgow
Alma mater Graphische Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt - Vienna

Hilda Goldwag (28 April 1912 - 28 January 2008) was an artist whose work included painting, book illustration and commercial design.[1] Many of her paintings are of Glasgow life and building from the mid-to-late twentieth century. Born in Austria, she moved to Scotland in March 1939 to escape the Nazis.[2] Her family were due to follow her six months later, but did not manage to before war broke out and perished during The Holocaust. Her sadness at the loss of her family can be felt in much of her art.[3][4]

Early life[edit]

One of three children, Hilda was raised primarily by her mother after her artist father, Moses Leopold Goldwag, died when she was nine years old. She attended Anna Schantruch Art Classes in Vienna and was one of a number of pupils chosen to paint murals for the St. Leitener Kindergarten. Despite the Nazi invasion of Austria she graduated from the Graphische Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt in Vienna in 1938.[1]

War work[edit]

Agnes met her lifelong friend Cecile Schwarzschild (1915–1998) in Edinburgh in 1939 at the Quaker Meeting House.[5] They relocated to Glasgow when war broke out to take up war work at McGlashlan's Engineering Works.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Hilda Goldwag". HeraldScotland. Retrieved 2017-07-28.
  2. ^ "Hilda Goldwag Exhibition | The Hidden Lane Gallery". hiddenlanegallery.com. Retrieved 2017-07-28.
  3. ^ "Holocaust the one barrier in artist's portrayal of life". www.scotsman.com. Retrieved 2017-07-28.
  4. ^ "Cultural Connections". www.scojec.org. Retrieved 2017-07-28.
  5. ^ "Cecile Schwarzschild (1915–1998) | Art UK". artuk.org. Retrieved 2017-07-28.