Edgar Bertram Mackennal [commonly known as Bertram Mackennal; also known as Sir Edgar Bertram Mackennal] was born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 12 June 1863 and was the son of John Simpson MacKennal (1832-1901), a Scottish-born architectural modeller and sculptor. He initially trained as a sculptor with his father before entering the National Gallery School of Design in Melbourne in 1878 where he was taught by Oswald Rose Campbell (1820–1887). In 1882 he travelled to England to further his studies and briefly attended the Royal Academy Schools in London. He then went to Paris where he visited various ateliers. In 1886 Mackennal was appointed head of modelling and design at the Coalport Potteries, Shropshire. Mackennal exhibited at the Royal Academy in London for the first time in 1886.

Text source: Arts + Architecture Profiles from Art History Research net (AHRnet) https://www.arthistoryresearch.net/

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