Bronze in my Blood - The Memoirs of Benno Schotz.
By Benno Schotz.
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Benno Schotz (1891-1984) was born in Estonia. In 1912 he found
himself in Glasgow, Scotland, where he remained. An engineer, he worked
in a shipyard until he became a full time sculptor in 1923. His reputation
grew and he became a full member of the RSA, head of sculpture at the
Glasgow School of Art, and eventually was appointed the Queen's Sculptor.
He continued working till a few weeks before his death at the age of 93.
His works are to be found in museums and private collections world-wide.
He was a committed Zionist, Jew and proud of his beloved Scotland.
This memoir gives a fascinating account of his early years, his struggles
as a young artist, and of the huge array of his friends and clients drawn
from all walks of life. It also has an especially penetrating section on
how he modelled a portrait head. The book is essential reading for anyone
interested in art, Scottish and Jewish culture.
Published by G Wright, Edinburgh.
Publication date: 1981.
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