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Public Statues and Sculpture Association

Archibald (Archie) Henderson Forrest (b. 1950)

Sculptor and painter, born in Glasgow. He studied at Glasgow School of Art (1969–73), and worked there as a tutor for seven years before becoming a full-time artist in 1985. Known primarily as a painter of landscape, still life and figurative subjects, he has also produced many portrait busts of notable Scots, including the actor and playwright Fulton Mackay (bronze, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, purchased 1988), the caricaturist Emilio Coia (bronze, Glasgow Art Club, presented 1986), and the conductor Sir Alexander Gibson (n.d., currently not located).

Bibliography: W.T. Johnston, Dictionary of Scottish Artists (c.2000), Scottish National Library, ref CD-ROM.585; R. McKenzie, Public Sculpture of Edinburgh (2 vols), Liverpool, 2018, vol. 1, p. 400; I. Wall et al, Twelve Poets at Edinburgh Park, Edinburgh, 2005, p. 30.

Ray McKenzie 2018