Thomas Brock [also known as Sir Thomas Brock] was born in Worcester, England on 1 March 1847 and was the son of son of William Brock, a painter and decorator. After studying at the Government School of Design in Worcester, he served an apprenticeship in modelling at the Worcester Royal Porcelain Work. From 1866 he was a pupil of the Irish sculptor John Henry Foley (1818-1874) and in the late 1860s attended the Royal Academy Schools in London, where he won a gold medal for his sculpture Hercules Strangling Antaeus in 1869. Following the sudden death of Foley in 1874, Brock completed much of his unfinished work, notably a 42 foot high monument to Daniel O'Connell for O'Connell Street, Dublin (1866–83), the success of which led him to receive several commissions for public monuments, amongst the most significant of which was a bronze equestrian statue of Edward, the Black Prince (1896–1903) for City Square, Leeds.

Text source: Arts + Architecture Profiles from Art History Research net (AHRnet)

Do you know someone who would love this resource?
Tell them about it...