Anthony Morrow

Hamish Henderson, 1919 - 2002. Poet (About 2004)

About this artwork

James (Hamish) Scott Henderson was a poet and linguist who became a driving force behind the Folksong Revival in Scotland. Born in Blairgowrie, Perthshire, he studied modern languages at Cambridge before serving as an intelligence officer in Europe during the Second World War. His experiences of war inspired his collection of poems ‘Elegies for the Dead in Cyrenaica’ (1948). A dedicated folklorist, Henderson lectured at the University of Edinburgh’s School of Scottish Studies. For many years he travelled around Scotland to collect traditional songs. One of his own, best-known songs, ‘The Freedom Come-All-Ye’, reflects his passion for both folksong and politics. Henderson held several honorary degrees and was made an honorary fellow of the School of Scottish Studies after his retirement.

  • title: Hamish Henderson, 1919 - 2002. Poet
  • accession number: PG 3388
  • artist: Anthony MorrowScottish (born 1954)
  • depicted: Hamish Henderson
  • gallery: On Loan
  • object type: Sculpture
  • subject: Writing and literature
  • medium: Bronze
  • date created: About 2004
  • measurements: Height: 54.00 cm
  • credit line: Gifted by New Edinburgh Ltd, 2004
  • copyright: © A Morrow
  • photographer: Antonia Reeve

Anthony Morrow

Anthony 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.