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Public Statues and Sculpture Association

Lucy Poett (b. 1943)

Sculptor and painter, she was born in Edinburgh and studied at the Heatherly School of Art, London, before returning to Scotland to help run the family farm near Dundee. After completing her education at Dundee College of Art under Scott Sutherland, she established a studio in Chelsea, London, where she undertook numerous portrait commissions. As a sculptor she is best known for her small-scale studies in resin bronze of animals, including livestock, domestic pets and wildlife, but she has also undertaken more monumental works, such as Sandy Irvine Robertson (2000), on The Shore, Edinburgh, and The Highland Drover (2011), at Dingwall, Ross & Cromarty. She regularly exhibits at the Royal Scottish Academy, and is an Associate of the Royal Society of Sculptors.

Bibliography: W.T. Johnston, Dictionary of Scottish Artists (c.2000), Scottish National Library, ref CD-ROM.585; P.J.M. McEwan, The Dictionary of Scottish Art and Architecture, Ballater, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, 2004; R. McKenzie, Public Sculpture of Edinburgh (2 vols), Liverpool, 2018, vol. 2, pp. 404–06; Polly’s Pantry: Art Gallery – Lucy Poett.

Ray McKenzie 2018