David McFall R.A. (1919 - 1988)


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1919 born 21st December 7.20pm at 8 Craig Road Glasgow in the Parish of Cathcart.  

Family: father David McFall, Postman, born 19/2/1891 died 15/8/1975; mother Elizabeth née McEvoy born 17/11/1892; Parents married 27th July 1918 at Hutchesontown, Glasgow; brother: Donald, sister: Betty

1931-1934 Studied at Birmingham Junior School of Arts & Crafts

1935-1939 Studied at Birmingham College of Art under Charles Thomas

1939 Assistant to Eric Gill

1940-1941 Studied at Royal College of Art (Royal Scholarship worth £135 - one of two

awarded that year to Birmingham College of Arts & Crafts students)

1941-1945 Studied at City & Guilds of London Art School, Kennington. (When Royal College of Art was evacuated to the Lake District in the War David joined the City & Guilds Guilds Kennington)

1941-1945 Working for Bucks War Agricultural Committee

1943  The Bull Calf, Portland Stone, first work accepted for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and purchased by the R.A. under the Chantrey Bequest

1944-1956 worked with (Sir) Jacob Epstein.

1949  Hugo Manning, poet,  bronze head

1950  Unicorns, Finials & Zodiac Clock on the Bristol New Council House

1951  Boy & Foal, limestone, for The Festival of Britain

1953  Hugh J Taggart, F.R.C.S. Bronze bust

1954  Sir Stafford Cripps inscription cut in stone for Jacob Epstein.

1954  Alderman Frank Sheppard. Bronze bust, for the Bristol New Council House

1955 Elected Associate of Royal Academy

1955 Pocohontas, bronze statue, for Cassells, Red Lion Square

1955 The late Harley Granville-Barker. Bronze bust for British Drama League

1956-1975 Master of Sculpture at City and Guilds of London Art School

1956 Inscription for Epstein's statue of Jan Smutts unveiled Parliament Square

1956 Work on Epstein's TUC Memorial

1956 Margaret Dunlop Epstein headstone Highgate Cemetery

1956 Lord Methuen. Bronze bust

1956 Ralph Vaughan Williams. Bronze bust (Royal Festival Hall & National Portrait Gallery)

1957 Madame Oda Slobodskaya. Bronze head

1957 Sir Francis Glyn K.C.M.G. Bronze bust

1957 Statues of St Bride & St Paul, St Bride's Church, Fleet Street London

1958 The Air Ministry, Whitehall. Stone sculpture

1958 Sir Winston Churchill. Bronze head ("The Rocquebrune Head")

1958 Sir Winston Churchill. Bronze bust ("The Chartwell Bust") Royal Academy Diploma work

1959 Sir Winston Churchill. Bronze statue (Woodford Green)

1959 W. Godfrey Allen Surveyor of St Paul's Cathedral. Bronze bust (crypt of St Paul's Cathedral)

1961 Ralph Vaughan Williams bronze relief for Leith Hill Festival Memorial Committee

1962 Lord Balfour. Limestone statue (Palace of Westminster)

1963 Elected Royal Academician

1964 Dr Bertrand Hallward, Vice Chancellor Nottingham University. Bronze bust

1964 Lord Brabazon of Tara (Royal Institution). Bronze bust

1964 Sir Allen Clark, Plessey Company. Bronze relief

1964 Rt. Hon. Earl Attlee (National Portrait Gallery & Imperial War Museum) Bronze head

1965 Memorial to Sir Albert Richardson PPRA (Crypt of St Paul's Cathedral)

1966 Crucifixion, Portland stone statue, Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Thames Ditton

1966 Lord Ridley (University, Newcastle upon Tyne). Posthumous bust, bronze

1966 Sir Steuart Wilson, Overseas Music Director BBC, Arts Council 1942-45 (Haileybury).  Bronze bust

1968 married for the first time to Bernadette Hemmer 6/4/1968 (parted 27/4/1968)

1968 Shying Horse for LTB New Victoria Line (The Blackhorse Station)

1968 The Golden Gazelle, Abu Dhabi, Trucial States

1968 Churchill statuette for the Dame Felicity Peake Prize (Imperial War Museum)

1969 Stone friezes on William Whitfield's extension to Institute of Chartered Accountants building, London

1969-71 member Royal Mint Advisory Committee

1970 Dr. Charles Baker, Late Warden Guys Hospital Medical School. Bronze bust

1971 Sir Thomas Holmes Sellors, President, Royal College of Surgeons. Bronze bust

1972 Awarded the Jean Masson Davidson International Award for Distinction in

Portrait Sculpture by the Royal Society of British Portrait Sculptors

1972 Portland stone group of Oedipus & Jocasta (West Norwood Library)

1972 married Alexandra Dane

1973 Memorial to Sir Gerald Kelly (St Paul's Cathedral Crypt)

1973 The late Hugh Stenhouse Esq., Glasgow. Bronze bust

1973 Freedom medals for the Royal Mint

1973 His first child, a daughter, born

1974 Sir George Godber for Royal College of Physicians. Bronze bust

1974 Prof. Sir George Grenfell Baines for Building Design Partnership. Bronze bust

1975 HRH The Prince of Wales. Bronze bust

1975 Josiah Wedgwood, Barlaston, Stoke on Trent. Posthumous bust

1976 Memorial to Lord Fraser of Lonsdale (Westminster Abbey)

1977 HRH The Prince of Wales in the Uniform of the Welsh Guards

1980 The Calcutta Medallion, Mother Theresa

1981 son Leo Morkel McFall born

1983 The only year from 1943 to 1988 when there was no Royal Academy exhibit (due to illness)

1985 left eye removed 4/4/1985

1987 The late Hugh Jolly.  Bronze head

1988 Son of Man. Bronze Statue of Christ at Canterbury Cathedral

1988 Sunday 18th September died Charing Cross Hospital London

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