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David Westby (b. 1948)

English sculptor, painter and teacher. Born in Sheffield, he studied at Falmouth School of Art and the Slade School of Art, London. This was followed by a travelling scholarship to Italy and Sicily, which engendered a lifelong interest in Italian art and culture. Since the early 1990s he and his partner, the painter Leonie Whitton, have been running a residential summer school for artists in Puglia, southern Italy, offering practical workshops and classes in the history of Italian art. He exhibits widely in the UK. His Edinburgh Relief Map, bronze, 1984–88, stands on the walkway beside the south-east corner of the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh. Other public sculpture commissions may be found in Cornwall and Yorkshire.

Bibliography: Cornwall Artists Index. David WestbyIl Collegio. Creative Holidays in Italy; R. McKenzie, Public Sculpture of Edinburgh (2 vols), Liverpool, 2018, vol. 2, pp. 155–58.

Ray McKenzie 2018