Gilbert, Alfred, 1854-1934

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1854-08-12
Death 1934-11-04
Britons

Biographical notes:

Sculptor.

From the description of Letter : London, to "My dear Olivier", 1900 Oct. 28. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 28268501

English sculptor.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to [Andersen Walters?], 1893 June 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270878543

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Lady Lindsay, 1891 Feb. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270878546

Sir Alfred Gilbert was a British sculptor and goldsmith, known as a popular and innovative artist. Born in London to a musical family, his education, including two different art schools, was unsatisfying, and he learned sculpture working in the studios of artists such as Edgar Boehm. He received advanced training in Paris, and began working in Europe on casting and marble sculpture. He returned to England, and achieved popular success, receiving countless commissions and becoming the favored sculptor of the royal family. His innovative use of new materials and techniques was offset by financial problems and the inability to complete so many commissions. His legacy as one of the most original Victorian artists is secure, and works such as the statue of Eros in Piccadilly Circus continue to please audiences.

From the description of Alfred Gilbert letters to Seymour Hicks, 1897-1898. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 79637562

Epithet: musician; father of Alfred Gilbert

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000625.0x00000f

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  • Sculptors--Correspondence

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  • Great Britain (as recorded)