Ernest Gillick
Ernest Gillick was a British
United Kingdom
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Sculpture is three-dimensional artwork created by shaping or combining hard materials—typically stone such as marble—or metal, glass, or wood. Softer materials can also be used, such as clay, textiles, plastics, polymers and softer metals...


Gillick studied at the Nottingham School of Art
Nottingham Trent University, School of Art and Design
Founded in 1843, the School of Art and Design at Nottingham Trent University is one of the oldest in the United Kingdom and currently has more than 2,500 students.-History:...

 and the Royal College of Art
Royal College of Art
The Royal College of Art is an art school located in London, United Kingdom. It is the world’s only wholly postgraduate university of art and design, offering the degrees of Master of Arts , Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy...

 in London
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. His first important commission was for the figures of J.M.W. Turner and Richard Cosway
Richard Cosway
Richard Cosway was a leading English portrait painter—more accurately a miniaturist—of the Regency era. He was a contemporary of John Smart, George Engleheart, William Wood, and Richard Crosse...

 for the facade of the Victoria and Albert Museum
Victoria and Albert Museum
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 in 1901.

Gillick was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy
Royal Academy
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 and worked frequently as a medalist, as did his wife, Mary Tutin
Mary Gillick
Mary Gillick was a sculptor best known for her effigy of Elizabeth II used on coinage in the United Kingdom and elsewhere from 1953 to 1967....

, whom he married in 1905. Among his designs was the Polar Medal
Polar Medal
The Polar Medal is a medal awarded by the Sovereign of the United Kingdom. It was instituted in 1857 as the Arctic Medal and renamed the Polar Medal in 1904.-History:...

 of 1904.

Other work includes:
  • the World War I Cenotaph at George Square
    George Square
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     in Glasgow, 1921-1924
  • a sculptural group of Henry VII at Bosworth Field for the City Hall, Cardiff
    City Hall, Cardiff
    City Hall is a civic building in Cathays Park, Cardiff, Wales. Built of Portland stone, it became the fifth building to serve as Cardiff's centre of local government when it opened in October 1906. The competition to design a town hall and adjacent law courts for Cardiff was won in 1897 by the firm...

  • an allegorical group for the National Westminster Bank
    National Westminster Bank
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     building in Princes Street, London of 1931-1932, notable for figures of Lower Mathematics and Higher Mathematics, in which the latter figure holds a sculpted magic square
    Magic square
    In recreational mathematics, a magic square of order n is an arrangement of n2 numbers, usually distinct integers, in a square, such that the n numbers in all rows, all columns, and both diagonals sum to the same constant. A normal magic square contains the integers from 1 to n2...

  • Monument to the Missing, Vis-En-Artois British Cemetery, Haucourt
    Vis-En-Artois British Cemetery, Haucourt
    The Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery, Haucourt is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission burial ground for the dead of World War I located between the communes of Vis-en-Artois and Haucourt in the département of Pas-de-Calais, France.-History:...

    , France

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