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The sculptor Sir George Frampton

By Andrew Jezzard


George Frampton (1860-1928) was arguably one of the most important sculptors of the movement that became known as 'The New Sculpture' in Britain from the 1880s to around 1920. Frampton's generation became known for its employment\ud of detailed surface modelling, attention to anatomical detail and a predominance of bronze as a medium through which to express these matters. Frampton finished his schooling at the Royal Academy, after winning the Gold Medal and Travelling Studentship (which took him to Paris), in 1899. He went on to regularly exhibit at the RA and was elected an Associate in 1894 and full RA in 1902. His range of work was widespread in the fields of architectural decoration (internal and external), jewellery and silversmithery, commemorative medals, portraiture, all types of commemorative monumental sculpture, and ideal work.\ud By 1908 when he received his knighthood, Frampton was a respected, efficient and dextrous maker of commissioned work and numerous prestigious schemes were afforded him. This range of work will be examined in depth and my\ud research has uncovered many new works in these genres. It is the purpose of this thesis to resurrect Frampton's name ftom. the neglect it has suffered in art historical writings since the sculptor's death some 69 years ago

Publisher: Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies (Leeds)
Year: 1999
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