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Ernest Gillick

Born in Bradford, he studied at the RCA , and later received commissions for public monuments and architectural sculpture throughout Britain and abroad.

He produced the statues of J M W Turner and Richard Cosway for the VA façade (1899-1908) and the Britannia group on the former National Provincial Bank, Princes Street, London.

In 1909, he executed the memorial drinking fountain to the novelist Ouida (Maria Louise Ramé) at Bury St. Edmunds, the Sir Francis Sharp Powell statue, Wigan (1910) and monuments in India and New Zealand.

After World War I he executed the memorial to The Missing, Vis-en-Artois, France.

A member of the Art Workers Guild, he executed the medallion portrait of fellow Guild member Sir George Frampton for St. Paul's Cathedral (1928).

Elected ARA , 1935, and SARA, 1950.


Works in our Database:
#131 1: George Square (City Centre),
George Square
The Cenotaph (1921-4)
Sculptor: E Gillick;
Architect: JJ Burnet; Mason: John Emery & Sons
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