Glasgow-born Tweed studied at the Glasgow Scool of Art and then came to London, where he first went to the Lambeth School of Art and then entered the Royal Academy Schools. By now he was assisting Hamo Thornycroft. He then went to Paris in 1893 as an assistant to Rodin, becoming a "great friend and associate" of the older sculptor ("Tweed, John"). Benedict Read considers him, along with several others of his generation, to have been "as much a part of the sculptural establishment as their more prominent New Sculpture coevals" (352).
- Mother and Child
- King's Royal Rifle Corps Memorial, Winchester
- Joseph Cowen, Newcastle upon Tyne
- Monument to Colonel Benson
- Memorial for Frederick Sleigh, first Earl Roberts (1832–1914)
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Tweed, Lendal. John Tweed, Sculptor; a memoir. Lovat & Dickson, 1936.
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