John Hutchison was a Scottish sculptor who specialised in portrait and figure sculpture in bronze, marble and wood. He attended the Trustees’ Academy in 1848 and then in Rome around 1849. He studied under Robert Scott Lauder (1803-1869) in Edinburgh, then Alfred Gatley (1816-1863) in Rome. He was the only sculptor working in Edinburgh around 1900 that had been trained by Lauder. He was elected Librarian of the Royal Scottish Academy from 1877-1886, Treasurer from 1886-1907 and in 1909 he was made an Honorary Retired Academician.