Born London. Studied at Lambeth School of Art under W. S. Frith and R.A. Schools 1881-87, winning the Gold Medal and Travelling Scholarship. Studied under Antonin Mercie and Dagnan-Bouveret in Paris, 1888. Joint head of L.C.C. Central School of Arts and Crafts with Lethaby 1894. Exhibited at the R.A. from 1884. Exhibited with the Vienna and Munich Secessions and Libre Esthetique, Brussels. Died London. A.R.A. 1910. R.A. 1920.[from Fine Art Society catalogue — see below]

“The art of Mr. George Frampton, A.R.A., may perhaps best be described as composite sculpture; that is to say, that he seldom confines himself in any given work to one single medium, but draws upon many materials — e.g. bronze and various kinds of marbles; stones, such as lapis lazuli; mother-of-pearl and other shells: amber and ivory, to obtain the effect desired. Yet even these do not suffice for some of his finer pieces, which are further enriched with enamelling, gold and silver.” — Aymer Vallance (1899)


Monuments, Portraits, and Memorials

Literary Subjects

Religious and Allegorical Figures, including Architectural Sculpture

Plaster sketches and bronze memorial tablets with bas reliefs



Decorative arts

Works without images on this site


Beattie, Susan. The New Sculpture. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1983.

Channel Packet: Paris-London, 1880-1920. Exhibition catalogue, The Fine Art Society, 148 New Bond Street London Wl. March 24th - 25 th April 1969, plate 20.

Read, Benedict. Victorian Sculpture. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1982.

Vallance, Aymer. “British Decorative Art in 1899 and the Arts and Crafts Exhibition. Part I.” The Studio. (1899): 37-58, especially, 52-54.

West, W. K. “Some Recent Monumental Sculpture” by Sir George Frampton.” International Studio (1912): 35-43. Hathi Digital Library Trust internet version of a copy in the University of Michigan Library. Web. 2 November 2018.

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