Artist biography

W. Robert COLTON 1867–1921

Sculptor of allegorical subjects, public monuments and portrait busts. Born 25 December 1867 in Paris, son of an architect. Came to England 1870. Studied at Lambeth School of Art, the R.C.A., the R.A. Schools under Boehm and Armstead, and in Paris. Exhibited at the R.A. from 1889 and at the Paris Salon. A.R.A. 1903, R.A. 1919. Professor of Sculpture at the R.A. Schools 1907–10 and 1911–12. President of the R.B.S. 1921. Executed a number of public monuments in Britain, India and Australia, including the Artillery Memorial in the Mall, London. Died 13 November 1921 in Kensington, London.

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