Scott Sutherland ARSA, RSA, FRBS
Born 15 May 1910
Died 10 October 1984
Active: 1928 - 1983
Country of birth and death: Scotland
Born Wick, Caithness. Trained at Gray's School of Art, Edinburgh School of Art, and Ecole des Beaux Arts, and briefly in Egypt, Germany, Greece and Italy. He taught sculpture at Dundee College of Art from 1947. Sutherland's most important work was The Commando Memorial at Achnacarry (about a mile from Spean Bridge). He won an open competition in 1949 to design the memorial and it was unveiled by the Queen Mother on 27 September 1952. Other large-scale works include The Black Watch Memorial (1966) at Powrie Brae, Dundee and The Hugh Dowding Memorial (1972) at Moffat, Annandale & Eskdale. Among his other sculptures are: statues of famous Scotsman for the Empire exhibition in Glasgow 1936; the Coat of Arms (in sandstone) for the entrance to National Library, Edinburgh; a bronze capercailzie for the school at Kenmore; the Robert Burns statue at Arbroath; the carved slate memorial panel to the crew of Broughty Ferry Lifeboat Mona; the silver trophy of the Royal Observer Corps and the Leaping Salmon Fountain for the Norrie Miller Memorial Garden at Perth in Perthshire. Sutherland won the Guthrie award in 1940, was elected ARSA in 1950 and FRBS in 1961. In 1975 he retired and suffered ill-health for a number of years. He died on 10 October 1984 at King's Cross Hospital, Dundee.
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Bird Bath, Faun
Address Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art Perth Road Dundee | View on map
Exhibitions, Meetings, Awards and other Events
Exhibited at The Royal Scottish Academy Exhibition, 1826-
1933 - 1985
Exhibited at the annual exhibition 41 times
Exhibited at Palace of Arts Empire Exhibition Scotland, 1938
Institutional and Business Connections
Elected ARSA The Royal Scottish Academy
Elected RSA The Royal Scottish Academy
Studied at Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen
1928 - 1929
Studied at The Edinburgh College of Art
1929 - 1933
Worked with H. H. Martyn & Co.
Foundry for Sutherlands Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge, Scotland.
Scottish Sculpture Archive Virtue and Vision: Sculpture and Scotland 1540-1990
Named file with photographs, newpaper clipping & biog
Citing this record
'Scott Sutherland ARSA, RSA, FRBS', Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951, University of Glasgow History of Art and HATII, online database 2011 [http://sculpture.gla.ac.uk/view/person.php?id=msib6_1210948778, accessed 30 Mar 2017]