Hugh MacDiarmid, 1892 - 1978. Poet (About 2004)
About this artwork
Hugh MacDiarmid was one of the most important literary figures of twentieth-century Scotland and is now recognised as the principal force of the Scottish Literary Renaissance. Born in Langholm as Christopher Murray Grieve, MacDiarmid worked as a journalist before adopting his literary name. He began to write poetry in the 1920s, publishing his first collection of poems ‘Sangshaw’ in 1925. His major work, ‘A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle’ appeared the following year. MacDiarmid’s vast output of poetry and prose was often controversial, and his strong political beliefs led him to co-found the National Party of Scotland, today’s SNP. Despite his reputation, MacDiarmid was never financially successful and his last twenty-seven years were spent in a modest cottage near Biggar.
- title: Hugh MacDiarmid, 1892 - 1978. Poet
- accession number: PG 3384
- artist: Anthony MorrowScottish (born 1954)
- depicted: Christopher Murray Grieve (pen name, 'Hugh MacDiarmid')
- gallery: On Loan
- object type: Sculpture
- subject: Writing and literature
- medium: Bronze
- date created: About 2004
- measurements: Height: 53.00 cm
- credit line: Gifted by New Edinburgh Ltd, 2004
- copyright: © A Morrow
Tony Morrow is a Scottish sculptor who entered Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee as a mature student in 1987. After completing his course he stayed at the college to teach sculpture and life drawing. In addition to public and private sculpture commissions, his works have been exhibited extensively and are in private collections in Britain, Australia and the US. Morrow continues to work as an artist, researching and developing his art.