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Burnet, Sir J(ohn) J(ames)locked

(b Glasgow, March 31, 1857; d Colinton, Edinburgh, July 2, 1938).
  • David Walker

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Scottish architect. The son of the Glasgow architect John Burnet (1814–1900), he was a Beaux-Arts-trained classicist who became a modernist. Encouraged by R. Phené Spiers (1838–1916) to study at the Atelier Jean-Louis Pascal, Paris, during his time there (1875–7) he formed life-long friendships with Pascal and Henri-Paul Nénot. The first building wholly to his design was the Glasgow Fine Art Institute (...

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Dictionary of National Biography, 63 vols and suppls (London, 1885–)