Artist biography

Sir George FRAMPTON 1860–1928

Sculptor of portraits, memorials and reliefs, goldsmith and designer. Born 16 June 1860 in London. Studied at the Lambeth School of Art under W. S. Frith and at the R.A. Schools from 1881 to 1887; won a travelling scholarship. Exhibited at the R.A. from 1884. Studied sculpture in Paris under Antonin Mercié and painting under Dagnan-Bouveret. Won a medal at the Paris Salon of 1889; from c. 1893 became interested in craftwork and produced polychrome sculpture. A.R.A. 1894, R.A. 1902. Also exhibited at the R.B.S. and abroad. Knighted 1908. President of the R.B.S. 1911–12. Received numerous honours and produced many public monuments, including a number of statues of Queen Victoria and Queen Mary, the Edith Cavell Memorial 1920 and pieces of imaginative sculpture such as ‘Peter Pan’ in Kensington Gardens 1912. Died in London 21 May 1928.

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