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Fisherboy
Photo credit: Glasgow Life Museums

Fisherboy c.1941

William Lamb (1893–1951)

Glasgow Life Museums

Sculptor, printmaker and watercolourist, born in Montrose, Angus, where he eventually settled. For several years before World War I Lamb was apprenticed as a monumental sculptor to his brother James and attended evening classes at Montrose Academy. In 1912 he began work for an Aberdeen granite merchants, continuing to study at Gray’s School of Art. During the war he lost a hand while engaged in trench warfare, but began using his left hand and during 1918–21 attended classes at Montrose Academy again, changing to full-time study at Edinburgh College of Art, 1921–2, where his teachers included David Foggie. After studying in Paris, 1922–4, at École des Beaux-Arts, Lamb did a cycle tour of France and Italy lasting 3,000 miles, returning to Montrose in 1924 where he established a studio.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)


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