Sir Peter Markham Scott 1909-1989.
Educated at Oundle and Trinity Cambridge, Sir Peter Scott was the son of an arctic explorer father, a sculptor mother and his godfather was J.M.Barrie who wrote Peter Pan. During the war he served on destroyers during World War 11 and later commanded a squadron of Steam Gun Boats against the German E.Boats. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross.
Sir Peter Scott was even more famous as a naturalist than as an artist. He was a founder of The World Wildlife Fund and more famously he founded the Wildlife and Wetlands Trust at Slimbridge in Gloucestershire with which he will always be associated. He had a natural history TV programe called ' Look' which ran from 1955-1981. He also wrote and illustrated a number of books on birds and wildlife.He was also an expert glider pilot and was British Gliding champion in 1963. Also a keen yachts man he won a bronze medal for sailing in the 1936 Olympics and sailed in The America's cup in 1964.
As an artist he was promoted by Arthur Ackermann and Sons of Old Bond Street and had a number of one man exhibitions. A number of limited edition prints were published after his work by Ackermanns. He was an amazing man of many abilities. He was knighted in for his services to wild life
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