Sculptor in marble and bronze, born in Blackheath, London. Studied at City and Guilds School, Kennington, privately with Onslow Ford and Hamo Thornycroft and at the Royal Academy Schools. Exhibited extensively at RA, as well as RI, ROI, RSA and RP. Chantrey Bequest bought A Foul in the Giants’ Race as well as Dawn, both now in Tate Gallery collection. Elected RA in 1924 and was awarded the RBS silver medal for The Goatherd’s Daughter five years later. Member of the Arts Club. Hartwell’s usual method of working was to make an accurate plaster model of a work which assistants would then principally carve, Hartwell adding the final touches. Died at Aldwick, Sussex.

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

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