Artist biography

Sir William Reid DICK 1878–1961

Sculptor of portraits and monuments. Born 13 January 1878 in Glasgow. Studied at Glasgow School of Art until 1907, then at the City and Guilds School, Kennington. Served in France and Palestine 1914–19. Exhibited at the R.A. from 1912, A.R.A. 1921, R.A. 1928. Member of the R.B.S. 1915, President 1933–8. Trustee of the Tate Gallery 1934–41. K.C.V.O. 1935. Works include memorials to Kitchener in St Paul's 1925, to King George V at Westminster 1947 and to F. D. Roosevelt in Grosvenor Square 1948. King's Sculptor in Ordinary for Scotland 1938–52, Queen's Sculptor from 1952. Died in London 1 October 1961.

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