Glasgow born sculptor of figures, portraits and public monuments. He lived for most of his career in London,
becoming Sculptor in Ordinary to King George VI.
He served his apprenticeship as a stonecarver in Glasgow, in the firm of architectural sculptors,
, and worked on several buildings ornamented by them in the late 1890s.
The most important of these was Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, where he worked on the heraldic reliefs
and other carvings on the building's north and south facades, under the guidance of
J H Mackinnon
At Kelvingrove he became aquainted with the work of
Sir George Frampton
, whose models
he carved from, and whose work eventually persuaded Dick to become a sculptor and to move to London.
He studied at GSA
, 1906-7, and left immediately for London, where he completed his training at the City and
Guilds Schools, and began exhibiting at the RA
, in 1908.
He is noted for his architectural and public work in the city and others in England, working for major architects
such as Edwin Lutiens, J L Simpson, Sir Reginald Blomfield and
J J Burnet