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Black Cat
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Glasgow Life Museums

Black Cat c.1940

Thomas John Clapperton (1879–1962)

Glasgow Life Museums
Figure and memorial sculptor, born in Galashiels, Selkirkshire, who studied at Glasgow School of Art and Royal Academy Schools, winning a Gold Medal and travelling scholarship. He was elected a fellow of RBS and his figure of King Robert the Bruce, at gateway of Edinburgh Castle, and his Galashiels war memorial, Border Chivalry, are illustrated in R B S: Modern British Sculpture, published in 1939. Showed at RA, RSA and Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts. Lived in London.

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


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