Bayes, Gilbert (1872-1953) by Scholes, Robert

Gilbert Bayes (1872 – 1953) He was born in London, the son of the painter Alfred Walter Bayes and the brother of Walter John Bayes. He studied art at the City and Guilds Technical College, Finsbury, and at the Royal Academy Schools, and in Paris. He was a sculptor who became widely known and respected. There is a Gilbert Bayes Sculpture Gallery in the Victoria and Albert Museum. He made some equestrian statues and a relief panel for the New South Wales Museum in Australia, and many other public monuments. He lived in London. Ezra Pound noted his aspiration toward breadth in The New Age in 1918 (NA 22.24:472).

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