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Public Statues and Sculpture Association

Allan Watson (b. 1960)

Sculptor and teacher. Born in Blairgowrie, he studied sculpture at Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen (1982-88), completed a PhD there (1988-92), and is now the Head of Fine Art. Strongly influenced by the experience of growing up on a farm in rural Perthshire, his sculpture is mostly concerned with the landscape, and includes works such as Beacon, 1994, a stylised tree in polished steel in the Tyrebagger Sculpture Trail near Dyce, Aberdeenshire. His work was shown at the Peacock Gallery, Aberdeen, in 1998, and in 2000 he was Guest Artist at the Nordic Artists Centre in Dale, Norway.

Bibliography: R. McKenzie, Public Sculpture of Edinburgh (2 vols), Liverpool, 2018, vol. 1, pp. 175–76; Allan Watson website.

Ray McKenzie October 2023