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King, Jessie M. [1875-1949. UK. Illustrator/Jewellery/Textile Designer/Ceramist]


Jessie Marion King [commonly known as Jessie M. King] was born at the Manse, New… subscribers only

Brooch, 1906, designed by Jessie M. King (1875-1949) for Liberty & Co.

Brooch, 1906, designed by Jessie M. King (1875-1949) for Liberty & Co.


1. Burkhauser, Jude. ‘Jessie M. King (1875-1949)’ in Glasgow girls: women in art and design 1880-1920. Edited by Jude Burkhauser. Edinburgh: Canongate, 1990 pp. 132-139

2. Cumming, Elizabeth. Hand, heart and soul: the Arts and Crafts movement in Scotland Edinburgh: Berlinn Limited, 2006 [ISBN 10: 1-84158-419-3]

3. Dictionary of women artists volume 2, J-Z, edited by Delia Gaze Chicago, Illinois: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 1997 [Contains an essay on Jessie M. King by Janice Helland pp.780-782]

4. Euler, Laura. The Glasgow style Atglen, Pennsylvania: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2008

5. Jessie M. King 1875-1949. Text by Cordelia Oliver. Edinburgh: Scottish Arts Council, 1977 [Catalogue of a touring exhibition held in 1971-72]

6. Jessie M. King and E.A. Taylor illustrator and designer from the collection of Miss Merle Taylor sold by Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co. Text by Cordelia Oliver, Joan Hughson and H. Jefferson Barnes. London: Paul Harris Publishing/Sotheby’s Belgravia, 1977 [An important catalogue of the sale principally of the work of Jessie M. King held at the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society, Glasgow, on 21 June 1977]

7. Jessie Marion King (1875-1949). Edinburgh, Scotland: Scottish Branch, The Antiquarian Booksellers Association, 1993

8. Modern Scottish Women Painters and Sculptors 1885-1965. Edited by Alice Strang. Edinburgh: National Galleries, Scotland, 2015 [Published to accompany an exhibition held at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh in 2015-2016]

9. Moffat, Nan Muirhead. Round the studios, 1939: portraits of twelve lady artists at work. Milngavie: Heatherbank 1982 ["The text and illustrations in this book first appeared as series of twelve articles in the Glasgow Herald from April to June 1939. They are published in book form to commemorate the Centenary Exhibition of the Glasgow Society of Women Artists held at Collins Exhibition Hall, Glasgow, in September 1982"]

10. Skipworth, Anne Barren. Drawings of Paris by Jessie M. King. Edinburgh, Scotland: Fine Art Society, 1977

11. Steenson, Martin. ‘Some Glasgow School Christmas cards’ [Christmas cards designed by Jessie M. King and Annie French]. Studies in Illustration (Imaginative Book Illustration Society) no. 65, Spring 2017 pp. 6-12

12. The Glasgow style 1890-1920 Glasgow: Glasgow Museums and Art Galleries, 1984

13. White, Colin. A guide to the printed work of Jessie M. King, London: British Library, 2007.

14. White, Colin. The enchanted world of Jessie M. King. Edinburgh: Canongate, 1989

15. White, Colin. ‘Jessie M. King’. The Bookplate Journal vol.10 (new series), no.2, Autumn 2012 pp.96-122


Art Passions. Jessie Marion King 


Artist Biographies [Subscription service] 


Benezit Dictionary of Artists - Oxford Art Online [Subscrption service] 

Future Museum 

Getty Library Catalog 

Jan Marsh, ‘King , Jessie Marion (1875–1949)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, May 2010 [Subscription service] 

Kirkcudbright Galleries 

Max Begg. ‘jessie M. King: Scottish Book Illustrator’ Textualities  

National Art Library Catalogue 

Pamela Reekie Robertson. Jessie M. King. Grove Art Online - Oxford Art Online [Subscription service] 

RKD Netherlands Institute for Art History 

University of Glasgow. Jessie Marion King Papers 

University of Rochester 

V&A Dundee. Scottish Design Icons: Jessie M. King  


YouTube. "The High History of the Holy Graal" - Jessie M King 

YouTube. "A Carol Good King Wenceslas and others" Jessie Marion King II (The Glasgow Girls)  

YouTube. Jessie M. King  

YouTube. Jessie Marion King Artwork, Drawings, Illustrations Slideshow  

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