William Lamb Memorial Studio

William Lamb Memorial Studio, Montrose

William Lamb Memorial Studio

William Lamb Memorial Studio
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Speciality Museums • Art Museums
Tuesday
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Formerly the studio of sculptor William Lamb, this museum was paid for by the commission the artist received for his sculptures of Queen Elizabeth II and the Queen Mother.
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Johnnyfstoke
Stoke-on-Trent, UK6 contributions
Jul 2019 • Solo
Most informative and enthusiastic volunteers gave interesting insights into the extensive range of Lamb's stunning work.
Written July 26, 2019
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10Angus
Scotland17 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
A visit to the studio is a must for those who appreciate art and amazing lifelike sculptures.This piece of history is even more remarkable as it is open due to a band of very dedicated volunteers who deserve great credit in running and maintaining this piece of Montrose history.
Written July 12, 2019
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ugieb151
scotland47 contributions
Jul 2013 • Solo
This is a superb collection of sculpture and drawings/etchings by a gifted artist whose time of serious recognition has, I think, yet to come.

I have been aware of this collection for most of my adult life and feel the need to re- visit it more often as I get older and understand more of Lamb's genius. I can guess that he has not been accorded the status I think his work merits mostly because he lacks a personal/ signature/ easily identifiable style - that lets the visitor say "that's a "Lamb"

His work is far more subtle than that - each sculpture capturing the spirit [as Lamb saw it] of the sitter and reflecting an approach to it that matched the sculpture style to the subject and the aura deriving therefrom.

I think the real quality lies in the drawings , some of which I think are unparalleled in Scotland.. Simply superb!

I can only think that Lamb has yet to attain the status, I'm sure he warrants, solely because he was able in so many ways and found the ability to approach each sculpture, drawing, or other work in a style matched to the subject and let that inform how he delivered it.

Because of that determination to let the subject speak, he never quite evolved his own signature style.Why should he?? Doubt if it ever crossed his mind to do so.

Does the fact that he never set out to get himself a label make him a better or worse artist?

I think that it might just delay the time of his proper recognition, but he has to be right at the top end of Scottish art of the 20th Century.

The venue is managed by really well.informed women who are enthusiastic, helpful and able to give you real insights to the collection.

It's well worth a long journey. You can't be disappointed.

Thank you.
Written August 11, 2013
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Tim B
Tampa, FL2 contributions
Jul 2012 • Family
I was fortunate to grow up spending my summers in Montrose - a nice change of pace from the USA. As an adult in his 40s, I am not travelling over as much as I'd like, but I do find time every few years to return and visit my family and enjoy our roots.

It wasn't until my last visit several years ago that I decided to check out William Lamb's studio. As an artist, I was bowled over at the skill he displayed - not only in his etchings, but also his sculpture. What made it even more amazing was that his right hand was injured during the war, so he had to re-learn his craft using his left hand. That's unbelievable.

Overall, the staff was tremendously helpful, and the studio is charming. You won't be disappointed. On top of that, it's located in a lovely seaside town which is near and dear to my heart. What could be better?
Written June 11, 2013
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Hstevens282
Leven, UK230 contributions
Nov 2017 • Couples
William Lamb is a sculptor who is hardly known outside of a few people in Montrose, his hometown, but he is undoubtedly a superb artist who should be recognised far more widely and this exhibition of his work is ample proof. The studio where he worked is filled with busts and statues-each superb. The trio of the Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret with their mother in all her stunning beauty was, for me, the highlight. His etchings which are held in his small workshop are also excellent. It won’t take you long to go round but it is time well spent and will,I am sure, leave you with great admiration for this wee Montrosian’s skill and artistry. Do go.
Written November 7, 2017
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Abbynumero1
Montrose, UK70 contributions
Mar 2013 • Couples
This studio is well worth a visit in Momtrose. It is stuated just off Market Street in the centre of Montrose. William Lamb was a remarkable man injured in World War one he produced Sculptures of amazing quality.
He used local people as his subjects/models and adopted the seafaring culture of the town. The Minesweeper, Bill the Smith, the Wisper, La Parasail { Peter Pan ] to name but a few of his SCulptures. I dont think he ever got the proper recognition his work deserved even to this day.
I would heartily reccommend a visit to this studio as I am sure you will find it fascinating.
Written November 25, 2013
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BrianBCambridge
Cambridge17 contributions
May 2013 • Couples
Lamb's studio has been maintained in wonderful condition by Angus District Council and it appears to have been renovated very recently to provide an excellent showcase for the work of this extremely skilled but relatively unknown painter, etcher and sculptor. The sculpture and paintings are on display and his etchings and drawings can be seen in the numerous work books available for inspection.
Lamb's work provides an insight into the hard life of Montrosians at work in the past while at the same time showing their humanity.
We were fortunate to be able to arrange an apointment to see the studio and we are grateful to Sue from the Montrose Museum for being so helpful in opening up the studio for us.
Written May 14, 2013
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RJCScotland
Montrose, UK60 contributions
Aug 2011 • Friends
A wonderful gem of a collection including sketches, watercolours and sculpture. A lovely tribute to the very talented William Lamb in a studio setting. Open in the summer months and supported by the friends of William Lamb. Some exceptional pieces that make you think! Plan as a short visit...and you will probably stay for longer!
Written February 26, 2012
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smoozle
Angus2 contributions
Tucked away down an alley off the High Street, it's only open in the summer months but when its closed you can arrange a visit by calling the local museum. A cute little studio filled with sculptures in wood and bronze. Heads of HRH Elizabeth & Margaret are on show, and many others of local people - my favourite is the "Old Salt". Portfolios of sketches and watercolours.
Written May 13, 2010
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Anne H
Edinburgh, UK8 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
This is a superb, breathtaking collection of powerful and moving sculptures in wood and stone by little known C20th Montrosian sculptor. Expertly curated by volunteers. Must be seen. Look for summer open times.
Nearby is a gem of a local Museum, Montrose Museum, packed with interesting collections and artefacts including a display of taxidermy showing local wildlife and habitats which children adore!
Written December 7, 2019
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