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Public Statues and Sculpture Association

(Alfred) Bertram Pegram (1873–1941)

Sculptor. He studied at the Royal Academy Schools, 1895–99, winning prizes in each year (including silver medals in 1896 and 1899), and also in Paris. He was among the sculptors selected by Aston Webb to carve relief figures for the façades of the Victoria and Albert Museum extension in 1905; Pegram’s were John Flaxman and Francis Chantrey, both Cromwell Road. His most important commission was for the bronze figures on Sir Ninian Comper’s Welsh National War Memorial, 1928, Cardiff. He also executed the Memorial to Mary Brinsmade Brown, Gunn Memorial Library, Washington, Connecticut (illus. The Studio, December 1915, p. 191). Examples of his work are in the National Museum and Gallery of Wales, Cardiff. He was an Associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors from 1905 (Fellow from 1938) and a Member of the Art Workers’ Guild from 1906. He was a cousin of Henry Alfred Pegram.

Bibliography: T. Cavanagh, Public Sculpture of Kensington and Chelsea with Westminster South-West, Watford, 2023, p. 322; T. Cavanagh, Public Sculpture of South London, Liverpool, 2007, pp. 125, 126; Mapping Sculpture; P. Ward-Jackson, Public Sculpture of the City of London, Liverpool, 2003, p. 101; G.M. Waters, Dictionary of British Artists Working 1900–1950, Eastbourne, 1975; Royal Academy of Arts website and archives.

Terry Cavanagh November 2022