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The Little Mantilla
© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Glasgow Life Museums

The Little Mantilla c.1929

Richard Louis Garbe (1876–1957)

Glasgow Life Museums
Sculptor in various materials of figures and animals, full name Louis Richard Garbe. Born in London, the son of a maker of ivory and tortoiseshell objects, to whom he was apprenticed. Then studied at Central School of Arts and Crafts and the Royal Academy Schools. Became an instructor in sculpture at the Central School, 1901–29, then professor of sculpture at the Royal College of Art, 1929–46. Garbe was a fellow of the RBS, began exhibiting at the RA from 1908 and was elected RA in 1936. Also exhibited RMS, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, and Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts. Monumental work includes some on the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff. Tate Gallery and many provincial galleries hold his work. Lived at Westcott, Surrey.

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


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