Hamo (Sir) Thornycroft
(1850 - 1925)
Hamo (Sir) Thornycroft was active/lived in United Kingdom, England. Hamo Thornycroft is known for public heroic male figure sculpture, medallic art, classiscism.
Biography Hamo (Sir) Thornycroft
Sir William Hamo Thornycroft RA (9 March 1850 – 18 December 1925) was an English sculptor, responsible for some of London’s best-known statues. He was a keen student of classical sculpture and became one of the youngest members of the Royal Academy.
He was the leading figure in the movement known as the New Sculpture, which provided a transition between the neoclassical styles of the 19th century and its later fin-de-siècle and modernist departures.
Hamo Thornycroft belonged to the Thornycroft family of sculptors. His father, Thomas, mother Mary, and grandfather John Francis were all distinguished sculptors. He was born in London. His brother, John Isaac Thornycroft, became a successful naval engineer; their sister, Theresa, was t
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