Dr Alastair R. Ross

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Dr Alastair R. Ross

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Dr Alastair R. Ross, one of the leading figurative sculptors in the UK, was born in Perth in 1941. Between 1960-1966 he studied at DJCAD as well as studying across Europe. He originally planned to be a painter, but his admiration for Scott Sutherland, one of his instructors, led Ross towards sculpture. Between 1966-2003, Ross was tutor and then lecturer in Fine Art at DJCAD, University of Dundee, and has also lectured in the USA, Malta and elsewhere in Scotland.
Ross has many professional memberships, including fellow of the Royal Society of British Sculptors and has won many awards including the Society's Sir Otto Beit Medal. He is an Academician of the Royal Scottish Academy, an R.G.I., an Hon. Fellow of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland and Honorary President of the Scottish Artists' Benevolent Fund.
His works embrace a wide variety of artistic concepts, scales, media and contexts, although, the human figure is at the core of Ross's work. His influences include Donatello, Ivan Mestrovich, Wilhelm Lehmbruck, Fritz Wotruba and Auguste Rodin.


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