Albert TOFT 1862–1949
Sculptor of figures and portrait busts. Born 3 June 1862 in Birmingham, of an old family of Staffordshire artists in pottery and silverwork. Apprenticed as a modeller to Wedgwood's and attended evening classes at Hanley and Newcastle under Lyme. Won a scholarship to the R.C.A. 1880, where he studied under Lantéri. Exhibited at the R.A. from 1885. Designed South African War Memorials for Cardiff and Birmingham and many other monuments. Author of Modelling and Sculpture 1911. F.R.B.S. 1938. Died at Worthing 18 December 1949.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II