R. Tait McKenzie
Also Known as: Robert Tait McKenzie, Tait McKenzie
Almonte, Ontario, Canada 1867
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1938
- Almonte, Ontario, Canada
Richard Tait McKenzie, Peter A. Juley & Son Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum J0119873
Luce Artist Biography
Robert Tait McKenzie was a surgeon, a major in Canada’s Royal Army Medical Corps, and a gymnast who taught physical training at the University of Pennsylvania. In Philadelphia, McKenzie became a colleague of Lord Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the Boy Scouts, and McKenzie’s sculpture The Ideal Scout appears at many scout headquarters across the United States.