William Landles, Scottish sculptor, Died at 92


William Landles was born on November 25, 1923, in Hawick, and died on August 17, 2016.

He was a Scottish artist and sculptor from the Scottish Borders town of Hawick.

William left school at the age of fourteen to start an apprenticeship as a grocer.

Landles was noticed and mentored by the renowned Scottish artist Anne Redpath, whom he remained friends with for the rest of her life.

Anne and others encouraged Landles and he won a scholarship to study at the Edinburgh College of Art in the early 1950s.

William went on to qualify in teaching and became a school master in Art at Hawick High School until his retirement in 1980.

Additionally, two of his public sculptures are situated in his home town of Hawick, including the iconic portrait of poet James Thompson on the Thompson Bridge.

Landles work has been exhibited repeatedly at the Scottish Royal Academy, in exhibitions across Scotland and is in private collections around the world.

William Landles passed away at 92 years old.