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William Henry Playfair (1790–1857)
© the artist. Photo credit: Gordon Baird / Art UK

William Henry Playfair (1790–1857) 2016

Alexander Stoddart (b.1959) and Black Isle Bronze

Sculptor in traditional and modern materials, born in Edinburgh but later based in Paisley, Renfrewshire. He attended Glasgow School of Art, 1976–80; made postgraduate studies at the University of Glasgow; then collaborated for a time with Ian Hamilton Finlay. Stoddart was interested in the history of Glasgow’s sculpture and made a special study of the nineteenth-century practitioner John Mossman.

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

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