Sir William Reid Dick(1878-1961), Sculptor
Sitter in 31 portraits
Artist of 4 portraits
Celebrated for his monumental, stylised sculptures and portraits characterised by simplified form, Scottish-born Dick trained at the Glasgow School of Art and Lambeth Art School. From 1908, he exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy, becoming an Associate in 1921 and a Royal Academician in 1928. Notable commissions included the Kitchener memorial chapel in St Paul's Cathedral (1922-5) and bas-reliefs for the department store Selfridges, London (1928). He was President of the Royal Society of British Sculptors (1933-8) and knighted by King George V in 1935. He was Sculptor in Ordinary for Scotland to King George VI from 1938 until his death in 1961.
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