Artist biography

Sir Charles WHEELER b. 1892

Sculptor in stone and bronze, and painter. Born 14 March 1892 at Codsall, Staffordshire, son of a journalist. Studied at Wolverhampton under R.J. Emerson from 1908 and at the R.C.A. under Lantéri 1912–17. Exhibited at the R.A. from 1914. Married Muriel Bourne, sculptor, 1918. Made reliefs and figures for the Bank of England 1930, a fountain for Trafalgar Square, and worked on many public buildings. A.R.A. 1934, R.A. 1940. Trustee of the Tate Gallery 1942–9. Member of the Royal Fine Art Commission 1946. P.R.B.S. 1944–9. C.B.E. 1948. P.R.A. 1956. K.C.V.O. 1958.

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