|Born||25 October 1914|
|Died||7 February 2007 (aged 92)|
Nova Scotia, Canada
|Education||Glasgow School of Art|
|Relatives||Robert McLellan (brother)|
Born in Milngavie, Scotland on 25 October 1914, she was the youngest child of Elizabeth McLellan, née Hannah and John McLellan. McLellan was educated at Bearsden Academy before going on to graduate from the Glasgow School of Art with distinction. In her third year she studied in the workshop of Charles Baillie, an artist who worked with stained glass. She was awarded the John Keppie scholarship.
From 1971 McLellan and her husband worked in the Crawfordjohn, South Lanarkshire and in 1989 McLellan retired to live with her daughter in Canada.
McLellan's work can be found in churches and buildings around Scotland including:
- Glasgow Cathedral
- Cambuslang Old Parish
- Netherlee, Alloa
- Te Deum Laudmus in Kelvinside Hillhead Parish Church, Glasgow
- Cardonald churches,
- Pluscarden Abbey,
- Ten windows depicting scenes from John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress in the Robin Chapel of the Thistle Foundation
- Cardross Parish Church: Windows on the theme Recurrent Creation comprise four pairs of lights, illustrating the flow of creation through the seasons of the year.
- Pluscarden Abbey Marian window celebrates the Virgin Mary, and depicts the cosmic battle between good and evil.
In his book A Lap of Honour (1967), the author Hugh MacDiarmid dedicated the poem The Terrible Crystal "To Sadie MacLellan (Mrs Walter Pritchard)". In this poem MacDiarmid praises "Clear thought" and "the open and unbiased mind".
- The new biographical dictionary of Scottish women. Ewan, Elizabeth. Edinburgh. 2018. ISBN 9781474436298. OCLC 1057237368.CS1 maint: others (link)
- "Sadie McLellan". HeraldScotland. Retrieved 2019-06-28.
- "Sadie McLellan | About". University of Stirling. Retrieved 2019-06-28.
- "Sadie McLellan: An appreciation". HeraldScotland. Retrieved 2019-06-28.
- "History & Architecture". Kelvinside Hillhead. 2018-10-03. Retrieved 2019-06-28.
- "The Robin Chapel, Edinburgh". Scotlands Churches Trust. 2017-09-24. Retrieved 2019-06-28.
- "Pritchard, Walter - Glasgow School of Art: Archives & Collections". gsaarchives.net. Retrieved 2019-06-28.
- MacDiarmid, Hugh, 1892-1978. (1967). A lap of honour. MacGibbon & Kee. OCLC 877528121.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)