William Grant Stevenson
|William Grant Stevenson|
|Known for||Sculpture, portrait painting|
William Grant Stevenson (1849–1919) was a Scottish sculptor and portrait painter.
Life and work
Stevenson is most famous for his colossal bronze figure of Sir William Wallace, which stands on a high plinth of roughly hewn pink granite overlooking Union Terrace Gardens in Aberdeen. His bronze Robert Burns exists in at least two casts: the original is in Kilmarnock in Scotland as the centrepiece of the Burns Monument, Kilmarnock, and a copy is located on the east side of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
He published the book Wee Johnnie Paterson in 1915. He is buried with his brother David Watson Stevenson, also a sculptor, in the Grange Cemetery in Edinburgh. The stone carries a bronze portrait of William by Henry Snell Gamley.
- "Robert Burns, (sculpture)". Art Inventories Catalog-SIRIS. Smithsonian American Art Museum. Retrieved 30 December 2011.