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Winged Victory
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Winged Victory 1938

Julian Phelps Allan (1892–1996) and Francis Lorne (1889–1963)

Sculptor, born in Millbrook, Southampton. Gave up training as a domestic science teacher to study at Westminster School of Art, then from 1922–5 at Royal Academy Schools. Among other awards won RA Gold Medal in 1925, the following year studying with Libero Andreotti in Florence. Three years later changed her name to Julian Phelps from Eva Dorothy. In World War II served in the Auxiliary Territorial Service, becoming a colonel and first president of its War Office Selection Board.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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