Artist biography

Alfred DRURY 1856–1944

Sculptor of portraits and monuments. Born 11 November 1856 in London. Studied at Oxford School of Art and the R.C.A. under Dalou. Followed him to Paris and worked with him 1881–5. Returned to London and worked as assistant to Boehm. Exhibited at the R.A. from 1885; A.R.A. 1900, R.A. 1913. Executed decorative sculpture for Leeds City Square 1898, sculptures for the War Office 1905 and for the façade of the V. & A. 1908; also monuments to Queen Victoria and King Edward VII and many war memorials. He received the R.B.S. Silver Medal for his figure of Reynolds in the courtyard of Burlington House 1932. Died at Wimbledon, Surrey, 24 December 1944. His son Paul Drury is an engraver.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I