Artist biography

Henry POOLE 1873–1928

Monumental and allegorical sculptor. Born 28 January 1873 in London, son of the sculptor Samuel Poole. Studied at the Lambeth School of Art and the R.A. Schools 1892–7. Worked as an apprentice under Harry Bates, R.A., and later for G.F. Watts. Also worked for many years in association with the architect E.A. Rickards on many public buildings and monuments, including Westminster Central Hall and Cardiff City Hall, in which stands his statue of Giraldus Cambrensis. Other works include the memorial statue of Edward VII and the fountains at Bristol, the oak St George of the Reredos in the Chapel of St Michael and St George in St Paul's Cathedral, and the memorial plaque of William Blake in the crypt of St Paul's of 1927. Served in the Camouflage School 1915–18. A.R.A. 1920, R.A. 1927. Trustee of the Tate Gallery 1927. Died 15 August 1928 in London. Memorial exhibition at the Leicester Galleries 1929 and 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