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Bronze head of Frank Rushbrook
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Dr Frank Rushbrook CBE

Deirdre Nicholls
Width: 22cm
Height: 45cm

About the artwork

Frank came to sit for me in my studio at Summerhall over a period of several months.  Making his way up 54 steps, and having driven himself there in his pride and joy, a Mini, which had been modified by Rolls Royce.  Aged 99, he was more alert and sprightly than many people half his age. Sadly Frank died on 17 February, leaving behind him a fabulous legacy of Fire Prevention work, and initiated the establishment of the Department of Fire Safety Engineering at the University of Edinburgh, where the original copy of this work is to be unveiled later this year.

About the artist

Bronze, clay, stone
Classic figurative
My passion is portraiture and my aim is to create a psychological portrait as much as a likeness.
Watching my father carve stone in his studio in Lasswade...