Artist biography

Alfred TURNER 1874–1940

Sculptor. Born 28 May 1874 in London, son of the sculptor C. E. Halsey-Turner. Studied at Lambeth and at the R.A. Schools 1895–8, where he was awarded a gold medal and travelling scholarship 1897. Worked as an assistant to Harry Bates. Exhibited at the R.A. 1898–1937; A.R.A. 1922; R.A. 1931. Foundation member of the R.B.S. 1904. Taught at the Central School. Executed a number of monuments to Queen Victoria, one to Edward VII, and several war memorials, notably that to the South African troops at Delville Wood, France. Other works include the statue of Owen Glyndwr at Cardiff and sculpture at the Old Bailey, London. Died 18 March 1940 in London.

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