Sculptor and medal-maker in bronze, wood and stone. Born in London, he studied art at Walthamstow School of Art, St Martin’s School of Art, Central School of Arts and Crafts, Sir John Cass School of Art and the Royal College of Art, in the mid-1920s. Exhibited RA and the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts. Parker’s sensitive sculptures of a Nightjar and Study of a Lamb are illustrated in Arthur T Broadbent’s monograph Sculpture Today in Great Britain 1940–1943. The Ministry of Works commissioned Parker to create a memorial to the Labour politician George Lansbury; the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford, has a bronze by him; and he made many medals, including the Indian General Service Medal and the Civil Defence Medal. Parker was a fellow of the RBS and its vice-president at one time.

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

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