Born in Shoreditch, London. His father was a house decorator and his mother, who became head of the family when Onslow was quite young, worked as a dressmaker. All his siblings were put to work in the tailoring trade. However by 1905 he was successful enough to build a house in Letchworth which was designed by the Scottish architect, Albert Randall Wells (1877-1942). Whiting added a studio in 1910 to a design by the Leicester-based architect, Cecil Horace Hignett (1879-1960).
Between about 1901-27 Whiting worked as a teacher of silversmithing and goldsmithing, metal casting, modelling, etc. at the Central School of Arts and Crafts, London. Known works by him include Letchworth's memorial to the fallen of the First World War, which is located in Station Place (unveiled 11 December 1921). — Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture
Sculpture in the round
Sculpture with no images on this site
- St George and the Dragon
- Prometheus Bound
- A Dream
- Field Guns Going Into Action (is this the Boer War plaque above?)
- Going Into Action
- Sketch Model for a Yachting Trophy
- Pendants, switches, electric bell pulls
- Bellpushes (bell buton surrounds)
- Bellpush and keyhole cover in the shape of a woman's head
Academy Architecture and Architectural Review. Ed. Alexander Koch. London: Academy Architecture, 1903. No. 1817. Internet Archive copy from University of Toronto Libraries. Web. 16 May 2013.
“Onslow Ernest Whiting.” Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain & Ireland 1851-1951. Web. 6 April 2016.
Last modified 6 April 2016