Ian Hamilton Finlay

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Birthday
28, 1925
Birthplace
Bahamas
Death Date
Mar 27, 2006 (80)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
28, 1925
Birthplace
Bahamas
Death Date
Mar 27, 2006 (80)

About

Scottish concrete poet and artist best known for a 1963 poetry collection entitled Rapel. His numerous artistic designs include Little Sparta (a garden in Lanarkshire, Scotland) and Six Definitions (a sculpture in Edinburgh, Scotland).

Before Fame

He was born to Scottish parents in the Bahamas, and he served in the British Army during World War II.

Trivia

He decorated his five-acre garden, "Little Sparta," with stone sculptures into which poems were etched.

Family Life

He married twice and fathered two children.

Associated With

He and Alan Bold were both Scottish poets.