Peter Scott (Painter) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born
Peter Scott

Sir Peter Markham Scott, was a British ornithologist, conservationist, painter, naval officer, broadcaster and sportsman. The only child of Antarctic explorer Robert Falcon Scott, he took an interest in observing and shooting wildfowl at a young age and later took to their breeding. He established the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust in Slimbridge in 1946 and helped found the World Wide Fund for Nature, the logo of which he designed. He was a yachting enthusiast from an early age, and took up gliding seriously in mid-life. He was part of the UK team for the 1936 Summer Olympics and won a bronze medal in the sailing event. He was knighted in 1973 for his work in conservation of wild animals and was also a recipient of the WWF Gold Medal and the J. Paul Getty Prize.

Born: Peter Markham Scott, September 14, 1909, London, England
Died: August 29, 1989, Bristol, England
Monuments: Statue of Sir Peter Scott at the WWT London Wetland Centre, busts at each of the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust centres
Occupation: Ornithologist, conservationist, aviculturist, painter, naval officer, broadcaster and sportsman.
Known for: Conservation
Children: 3
Parent(s): Robert Falcon Scott, Kathleen Bruce

About Peter Scott

British artist and ornithologist who received the WWF Gold Medal and the J. Paul Getty Prize for his many works.

Before Fame

He graduated with a degree in History of Art from Trinity College, Cambridge in 1931.


He was a founder of the World Wide Fund for Nature and also designed its logo of a panda.

Family Life

He was married twice and had three children.


He is the son of explorer Robert Falcon Scott.

Information related to Peter Scott

  • Sailors at the 1936 Summer Olympics – O-Jolle
  • Chancellors of the University of Birmingham
  • Gliding in England
  • British conservationists
  • Fellows of the Royal Society (Statute 12)
  • English conservationists
  • Camoufleurs
  • Cryptozoologists
  • Rectors of the University of Aberdeen
  • British bird artists
  • People educated at West Downs School
  • Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust
  • People educated at Oundle School
  • English ornithologists
  • Olympic sailors of Great Britain
  • English activists
  • Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve personnel of World War II
  • Anglo-Scots
  • Members of the Order of the Companions of Honour
  • Recipients of the Distinguished Service Cross (United Kingdom)
  • 20th-century English writers
  • Olympic bronze medallists for Great Britain
  • English illustrators
  • 20th-century zoologists

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Latest information about Peter Scott updated on August 28, 2020.

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