Artist biography

Harold PARKER b. 1873

Australian sculptor and painter. Born 27 August 1873 at Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, but lived in Brisbane, Queensland, from 1876. Studied at the Brisbane Technical College 1889–93. Came to London 1896 and studied at the City and Guilds School 1897–1902. Exhibited at the R.A. 1903–29 and at the Paris Salon, receiving an Honourable Mention for a sculpture 1910 and for a painting 1928. Member of the R.B.S. 1906–26. Executed two colossal groups for Australia House. Returned to Australia 1930, living first at Melbourne and since 1934 at Brisbane. Retrospective exhibitions at Sydney 1930 and Melbourne 1933.

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