Artist: Phyllis Mary Bone

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Residence in Dumfries & Galloway:

Hillview, Kirkcudbright from 1950


Edinburgh College of Art; Paris

Professional Bodies:

ARSA 1940, RSA 1944

Exhibited At:

Royal Scottish Academy; Aberdeen Artists’ Society 1959-1967


Pilkington Jackson, Sir Robert Lorimer


Deer Talk, Phyllis Mary Bone, Michael Slains, 1962.

Tales of the Kirkcudbright Artists, Haig Gordon, Kirkcudbright, 2006


Image, Stewartry Museum



The first woman to be elected Associate of the Royal Scottish Academy in 1940. She became a Member Royal Scottish Academy, 1944.


Phyllis Mary Bone worked with Pilkington Jackson and then directing commissions for Robert Lorimer for the animal sculpture on the Scottish National War Memorial. She illustrated many books including Animal Heraldic Sculpture and Deer Talk.


Lettering by Phyllis Bone can be seen on the Tolbooth in Kirkcudbright.  A portrait of Phyllis Bone by Robert Sivell is in the Gracefield Collection.