Robert Tait McKenzie
(1867 - 1938)
Robert Tait McKenzie was active/lived in Pennsylvania, Ontario / Canada. Robert McKenzie is known for sculptor-athletic figure.
Biography Robert Tait McKenzie
A long-time resident of Philadelphia, Robert Tait McKenzie was a noted sculptor of realist figures. One of his most famous works was "The Boy Scout," which he completed in 1937 for his good friend, Lord Baden Powell who founded the Boy Scouts of America. In addition to being a sculptor, he was also a scouter, a scholar-athlete, a surgeon, a soldier, and physical educator.
Robert Tait McKenzie was born in 1867, in Ramsay Township, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada, where his father, William McKenzie, emigrated to Canada from Kelso, Scotland, in 1858 and became minister of the Free Church of Scotland in Almonte. Tait's father died when he was nine, and the family could no longer live in the church manse. Young Tait's character was profou
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