Sculptor and teacher, born in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire. He studied at Glasgow School of Art, 1949–53, and University of Birmingham’s School of Art Education, 1966–7. Fred Bushe lectured in sculpture at Liverpool College of Education, 1962–9, and Aberdeen College of Education, 1969–79, when he became a full-time artist. He played a big part in widening interest in sculpture in Scotland, establishing the Scottish Sculpture Workshop in 1979 and the Scottish Sculpture Biennale Exhibition from the early 1980s, besides promoting several other such gatherings. As well as taking part in important mixed shows in Britain and abroad, Bushe had solo exhibitions: at 57 Gallery, Edinburgh, in 1962; Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, 1966; and more recently Talbot Rice Art Centre, Edinburgh, 1982.
Elected RSA in 1986. Scottish Arts Council and Aberdeen Art Gallery are among public collections with his work. Lived in Lumsden, Aberdeenshire.