William Birnie Rhind was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on 27 February 1853 and was the son of the sculptor John Rhind (1828-1892) and brother of the sculptor John Massey Rhind (c.1859-1936) [1]. After training with his father, he studied for five years at the Government School of Art and at the Life School of the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh. In 1885, with his brother, he established a studio at at 217 West George Street, Glasgow where they worked together until 1887 when W. B, Rhind moved back to Edinburgh where he remained permanently. His brother subsequently emigrated to the United States in 1889. W. B. Rhind worked principally as an architectural sculptor. He also produced numerous public statues and memorials. He first exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh in 1878 and continued to do so frequently for the rest of his life.

Text source: Arts + Architecture Profiles from Art History Research net (AHRnet) https://www.arthistoryresearch.net/

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