According to the Mapping Sculpture website, the sculptor and medallist was born in Bradford, Yorkshire, the son of a tailor. After apprencticing to a designer, he studied “art at Nottingham School of Art, securing a scholarship from the Department of Science and Art in 1896 after which he went on to study at the Royal College of Art. In 1905 he married the sculptor and medallist, Mary Gaskell Tutin (1881-1965).”

He created the figure of Richard Cosway on the façade of the Victoria & Albert Museum and a substantial number of monuments (see below), and “He served on the Sculpture Faculty of the British School at Rome and on the Council of the Imperial Arts League. According to his obituary he was a steady, thoughtful person and an idealist tempered” by a quiet sense of humour.”

Sculpture illustrated on this site

Medals illustrated on this site

Works with no images on this site (from Mapping Sculpture


Ernest George Gillick ARA.” Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951. University of Glasgow History of Art and HATII. Web. 18 May 2011.

Last modified 22 February 2017