Friends of William Lamb promote Montrose sculptor

20151002- Lamb Studio'Norman Atkinson pictured by William Lamb's sculpture Le Paresseux which is modelled on James Findlay of Ferryden. ''Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES ''No use without payment.
20151002- Lamb Studio'Norman Atkinson pictured by William Lamb's sculpture Le Paresseux which is modelled on James Findlay of Ferryden. ''Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES ''No use without payment.

The Friends of William Lamb Studio recently held a reception for supporters of the artist and sculpter at the William Lamb Studio.

On Friday (October 2) attendees also had the chance to browse Lamb’s internationally important sculptures and works of arts in an informal setting.

There was an opportunity to discuss Friends activities planned for the autumn and into 2016.

Chairman of the Friends Norman Atkinson thanked Montrose Museum staff for their “extremely valuable” continuing support for the studio and the Friends.

He also welcomed new links with Montrose Library staff; the library is currently hosting a display by the Friends on Lamb and the studio collections.

He offered thanks to the local councillors who provide “constant support and encouragement” to the Friends and for all they do to maintain the Lamb Studio - “this jewel in the crown of Angus”.

As a response to public requests the Friends are hosting extra ‘open’ sessions of the studio over the autumn and winter seasons.

The next will be on this afternoon (Wednesday, October 7).

Mr Atkinson said: “William Lamb, perhaps the finest sculptor that Scotland has ever produced, was born in Montrose in 1893 and spent most of his working life in the town.

“On his death in 1951 he left his studio in Market Street, together with his collections of artworks, to the people of the town.

“This studio is now maintained as a small museum and gallery and contains an exceptional collection of Lamb’s internationally important works – sculptures in wood, stone and bronze, etchings and water colours and more than 1700 preparatory drawings for his work.

“We support the Angus Council with the promotion of Lamb, his works and the studio. We are especially pleased the studio regularly registers a 5* ranking on Trip advisor, drawing visitors from all over the world.”