09 June 2009

Skeaping Afloat

On this day in 1901, sculptor John Skeaping was born in South Woodford, Essex, England. Skeaping specialized in animal subjects and created "Deer Group" for the RMS Queen Mary, a bas relief of gilt and silvered mahogany (now lost) which decorated the inboard wall of the starboard gallery on the promenade deck. Skeaping, the son of a painter, studied at Goldsmith's College in London, as well as the Central School of Arts and Crafts. He also exhibited with the Royal Academy in 1922 and was awarded the Prix de Rome in 1924.

Tate Gallery
The Art of the RMS Queen Mary

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