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Public Statues and Sculpture Association

Tom Macnair (fl. 1950–1952)

Sculptor from Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, whose only recorded works are two carved monoliths – ‘The Marlborough Wars, 1700–40’ and ‘Egypt, India, South Africa, 1837–1901’ –  on the Royal Scots Monument, Princes Street Gardens (West), Edinburgh (1948–52). These were carried out at the request of Charles d’Orville Pilkington Jackson, after two Edinburgh sculptors, Thomas Whalen and Hew Lorimer, were unable accept an invitation to contribute to the scheme.

Bibliography: R. McKenzie, Public Sculpture of Edinburgh (2 vols), Liverpool, 2018, vol. 2, pp. 305, 308–09, 312–13.

Ray McKenzie 2018