Artist biography

Frederick W. POMEROY 1856–1924

Portrait, figure and monumental sculptor. Born 9 October 1856 in London, son of an artist craftsman. Studied in Lambeth under Dalou and at the R.A. Schools 1881–5; won a gold medal and a travelling scholarship 1885, studying in Paris under Mercié 1885, and going on to Rome. Exhibited at the R.A. from 1885 (A.R.A. 1907; R.A. 1917) and also carried out decorative work. Founder member of the National Portrait Society 1911. His public commissions include the bronze kneeling figure of Archbishop Temple in Canterbury Cathedral, the statue of Gladstone in the House of Commons, the bronze Agriculture on Vauxhall Bridge, and figures in the City Hall, Cardiff. Died 26 May 1924 at Cliftonville. Represented in the R.A. Late Members exhibition 1933.

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