Giles Gilbert Scott was an architect who designed numerous public buildings. Like his famous grandfather, Sir George Gilbert Scott, he was primarily a church builder, his greatest individual commission being for the new Liverpool Anglican Cathedral. The construction of this huge Gothic structure, begun in 1904, spanned Scott's entire working life and was completed only in 1980 by two of his associates, F. G. Thomas and R. A. Pickney. Among his many secular works were the library at the University of Cambridge, the New Bodleian Library, Oxford, Waterloo Bridge and Battersea Power Station. He is also known for the creation of the iconic red public telephone box, designed in 1924 and modified in 1936.
Where to see this painting?
National Portrait Gallery, London
St Martin’s Place, London, Greater London, England, WC2H 0HE
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