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Public Statues and Sculpture Association

Frank Baxter (1865–1933)

Sculptor born in Sutton, Lancashire. After attending Eton College, he began working as a manager in the family chemical works. At some date in the 1890s, having decided to become a sculptor, he went to Paris and studied with Denis Puech and Jean-Auguste Dampt. Baxter and his wife and son are recorded as living in Victoria Road, Kensington, from c.1900 to c.1922. He exhibited at the Royal Academy (5 times), the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, and the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts. At the Salon des Artistes Français in Paris in 1926, he exhibited American Bison. The National Portrait Gallery has his bust of James Gairdner (plaster, 1900; bronze, 1924).

Bibliography: T. Cavanagh, Public Sculpture of Kensington and Chelsea with Westminster South-West, Watford, 2023, p. 226; Mapping SculptureOxford Art Online – Benezit Dictionary of Artists.

Terry Cavanagh November 2022