Born in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, he worked as an architect's
clerk before becoming an apprentice carver in London with
Farmer & Brindley
, and studied at the RA
Schools, 1883, winning a
Gold Medal and a Travelling Scholarship.
After completing his studies in Paris with Jules Dalou
and Auguste Rodin
, 1883-85, he returned
to England to become an important figure in the New Sculpture Movement
As an architectural sculptor he worked on John Belcher
Institute of Chartered Accountants, London (1899).
His public commissions include the statue of Queen Victoria
in Dundee (1890)
and the Lord Roberts
Memorial, Calcutta (1894-8), which left him
almost destitute, and which was reproduced after his death by
his former assistant, as Glasgow's memorial to Lord Roberts
at Horse Guards, London, although with a simpler pedestal (1924).
, 1891, his work is represented in GMAG
by the Aeneid
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