Artist biography

T. Stirling LEE 1857–1916

Sculptor, particularly of reliefs and portrait heads; was a pioneer with Havard Thomas in carving his own marble; also helped Gilbert and Behnes to revive the cire-perdue process of bronze casting. Born 16 March 1857 in London. Studied at the R.A. Schools 1876–80, winning a Gold Medal and a Travelling Scholarship; under P.-J. Cavelier at the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1880–1; and in Rome 1881–3. Made bas-reliefs for Leeds Town Hall and carvings for Westminster Cathedral. Member of the National Portrait Society 1910–15. Died in London 29 June 1916.

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