Artist biography

Siegfried CHAROUX b. 1896

Figure sculptor, generally in bronze, stone or terracotta. Born 15 November 1896 in Vienna, of French origin. Studied at the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts, then for four years at the Vienna Academy under Hans Bitterlich. Worked as a political cartoonist until 1933 when he won the commission for a monument to Lessing, completed in 1935 and afterwards destroyed by the Nazis. His other monuments in Vienna included those to R. Blum and Matteotti. Came to England 1935; naturalized 1946. Executed stone carvings for the new School of Anatomy and the Engineering Laboratory at Cambridge in 1948. Contributed a monumental group ‘The Islanders’ to the South Bank Exhibition 1951, and made the memorial to Amy Johnson at Hull. A.R.A. 1949, R.A. 1956. Exhibited watercolours at the Piccadilly Gallery 1958.

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