Ian Hamilton Finlay was a poet and an artist active in the 20th and 21st centuries. Born in the Bahamas to Scottish parents in 1925, Finlay is noted especially for his creation of the garden at Little Sparta in South Lanarkshire, Scotland and for his combinations of word and image. Finlay died in Edinburgh, Scotland on 27 March 2006.
Eyres, Patrick. 'Naturalizing Neoclassicism: Little Sparta and the Public Gardens of Ian Hamilton Finlay' in Eyres, Patrick; Russell, Fiona (ed.), Sculpture and the Garden (New Studies in Sculpture) (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2006), pp. 171-86.
Jones, P. B., 'Ian Hamilton Finlay and the Cultural Politics of Neo-Classical Gardening', Garden History, 28:1 (2000), pp. 152-166.
National Archives, National Register of Archives, Person Details, 'Ian Hamilton Finlay (1925-2006), poet, GB/NNAF/P135776' http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/nra/searches/subjectView.asp?ID=P9981&tabType=ARCHIVE [accessed 25 September 2008]