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Public Statues and Sculpture Association

Vincent Hill (born c.1880; active 1900–46)

Sculptor born in Cardiff. He studied at the Royal College of Art under Edouard Lantéri. A decorative panel he had submitted for a college exercise on the subject of ‘Art’ was illustrated in the Arts & Crafts Magazine, 1904. In the following year, he was one of the sculpture students selected by Lantéri to execute a figure, in his case, John Constable, for Aston Webb’s new façade of the Victoria and Albert Museum. In 1906, Lantéri seconded Goscombe John’s nomination of Hill’s membership of the Society (later Royal Society) of British Sculptors. Hill exhibited at the Royal Academy once in 1908, giving his address as 29 Mimosa Street, Fulham. By the 1920s, he had moved to Beverley, Yorkshire, and in 1921 he carved the four seated figures around the base of R.H. Whiteing’s Beverley War Memorial.

Bibliography: T. Cavanagh, Public Sculpture of Kensington and Chelsea with Westminster South-West, Watford, 2023, p. 168; Mapping SculptureRoyal Academy Summer Exhibition, 1769–2018 – a Chronicle. Index.

Terry Cavanagh November 2022