Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Kathleen Bruce Scott
Scott, Kathleen (1878–1947). British portrait sculptor, born Kathleen Bruce at Carlton-in-Lindrick, Nottinghamshire, the daughter of a clergyman. After spending a few months at the Slade School, she studied in Paris at the Académie Colarossi and under Rodin, 1901–6. In 1908 she married Captain Robert Falcon Scott (Scott of the Antarctic), who died on his return from the South Pole in 1912. Her most famous work is the statue commemorating him (unveiled 1915) in Waterloo Place, London. She did portrait busts of many other distinguished contemporaries. After her husband's death she was granted the rank of a widow of a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath and was known as Lady Scott. In 1922 she married Lieutenant-Commander Edward Hilton-Young, who in 1935 became Baron Kennet; some reference books, including Tate Gallery catalogues and the Dictionary of National Biography, list her as Lady Kennet. Her autobiography, Self-Portrait of an Artist, was posthumously published in 1949.