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Public Statues and Sculpture Association

Adam Zyw (1948–2003)

Architect, sculptor and teacher, born in Dean Village, Edinburgh, the son of the Polish émigré painter Aleksander Zyw, and the brother of Michael Zyw, also an artist. After graduating from the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London, in 1974, he undertook postgraduate studies in landscape architecture at the University of Edinburgh, later going on to work for the Royal Fine Art Commission. He taught at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow, and at the universities of Edinburgh and Aberdeen. In addition to his work as an architect and sculptor (mostly in wood), he was also an award-winning poet and restaurateur.

Bibliography: P.J.M. McEwan, The Dictionary of Scottish Art and Architecture, Ballater, Aberdeenshire, 2004; R. McKenzie, Public Sculpture of Edinburgh (2 vols), Liverpool, 2018, vol. 1, p. 435; Scotsman, 15 August 2003.

Ray McKenzie 2018