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Sir William Reid Dick

(1879—1961) sculptor


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British sculptor, born in Glasgow, where he studied at the School of Art, 1906–7, following a five-year apprenticeship to a stonemason. In 1907 he moved to London, where he lived for the rest of his life, although he maintained links with his native country and was appointed King's Sculptor in Ordinary for Scotland in 1938. In the period between the two world wars (and for some years afterwards) Reid Dick was probably the leading sculptor of public monuments in Britain—dependable, a fine craftsman, and rather dull. His statue of Lady Godiva in Coventry (1949) has become a well-loved symbol of the city.

From A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art in Oxford Reference.

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