Alexander Brodie

1830 - 1867

Sculptor. Born in Aberdeen, the son of a seaman and the younger brother of another sculptor William Brodie (1815-81). He began working in a foundry in the city but soon moved to Edinburgh to train in art at the Trustees' Academy under Robert Scott Lauder (1803-69). Brodie returned to Aberdeen in 1858.

He created marble busts of several notables with North-East connections and of Robert Burns' Highland Mary. His public works include a statue of Queen Victoria now in the Town House in Aberdeen and a statue of Charles Gordon-Lennox, 5th Duke of Richmond (1791 - 1860), in the centre of Huntly.

Still unmarried, he committed suicide aged only 37 and lies buried close to his parents in St. Clement's kirkyard, Footdee.

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