Artist biography

Henry PEGRAM 1862–1937

Sculptor of portraits and ideal groups. Born 27 July 1862 in London, son of a rocking-horse maker. Entered the R.A. Schools 1881. Assistant to Sir Hamo Thornycroft 1887–91. Exhibited at the R.A. from 1884; A.R.A. 1904, R.A. 1922. Won a bronze medal at the Paris International Exhibition 1889 and a gold medal at Dresden 1897. Designed a pair of candelabra for St Paul's 1897; executed sculpture for the entrance of the Imperial Institute 1891–2; his bronze ‘Hylas’ was presented to the nation by the R.A. and set up in the Rose Garden at Regent's Park 1933. Public statues include Sir Thomas Browne and Nurse Edith Cavell in Norwich, Sir John Campbell in Auckland, Sir Robert Hart in Shanghai, and Cecil Rhodes in Cape Town. Died 25 March 1937 at his home in Hampstead, London.

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