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Public Statues and Sculpture Association

Anthony Morrow (b. 1954)

A Scottish sculptor and teacher, he studied Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee (where he subsequently taught sculpture and life drawing) and Art Therapy at Hertfordshire College of Art (1991–92). While still an undergraduate he collaborated with Nick Gillon on the commission for a bronze statue of the strip-cartoon character Lobey Dosser in Glasgow (completed 1992), and since then has produced numerous city-centre sculptures in Dundee celebrating fictional or imaginary creatures, such as the large Dragon in Murraygate (begun by his former teacher Alistair Smart, but completed by Morrow in 1994), and the D.C. Thomson comic characters Desperate Dan, Dawg and Minnie the Minx in City Square (both in collaboration with his partner Susie Paterson, 2001). He has also undertaken restoration work at St Magnus Cathedral, Orkney, and in 1994 he made a replacement for Alistair Smart’s damaged bronze statue of Peter Pan, erected in 1968 in Kirriemuir, Angus, Scotland, as a monument to J. M. Barrie.

Principal source: information provided by the artist.

Bibliography: R. McKenzie, Public Sculpture of Edinburgh (2 vols), Liverpool, 2018, vol. 1, pp. 399–400; R. McKenzie, Public Sculpture of Glasgow, Liverpool, 2002, p. 430; I. Wall et al, Twelve Poets at Edinburgh Park, Edinburgh, 2005, p. 31.

Ray McKenzie 2018