Royal Society of Sculptors event: ‘Reintroducing our Pioneering Women: Kathleen Scott’

The Royal Society of Sculptors are pleased to announce their next ‘Reintroducing our Pioneering Women’ event, funded by ARLIS UK and Ireland. The Society’s ‘Pioneering Women’ project aims to shine a light on the lives, careers and legacies of some of our early female members. This event will focus on Lady Kathleen Scott FRBS (1878 – 1947).

Kathleen Scott was famous as the grieving widow of Captain Robert Falcon Scott, the Antarctic explorer. However, she had a long and successful career as a sculptor. She studied at the Slade School of Art in London and also with Rodin at the Academie Colarossi in Paris. Amongst her works are two versions of her late husband, Captain Scott, one in Waterlow Place in London and one in Christchurch, New Zealand. During the First World War, she turned her talents in sculpture to medical use whilst working at Queen’s hospital, Sidcup, under the plastic surgeon Dr. Harold Gillies.

At the event Kathleen Scott’s grand-daughter Louisa Young, author of several books including, ‘A great task of happiness, the life of Kathleen Scott’, will speak about the life and legacy of her grandmother. There will also be an opportunity to see archive material relating to Scott and the other early Pioneering Women.

Join us on 12 November to hear more about Scott’s remarkable career. This event has been made possible by a grant from ARLIS, the UK and Ireland Art Libraries Society.

For more information and to book your free place: