George Henry Paulin

ARTIST

Paulin, George Henry

1888 – 1962

Sculptor, born at Muckart, Clackmannanshire, Scotland, the son of a local church minister. He was educated at Dollar Academy and began his art studies at the Royal Institution, Edinburgh under sculptor Percy Portsmouth in October 1905. The Institution, which in 1909 moved to and became the Edinburgh College of Art, was at that time housed in the building on the Mound, in Edinburgh, that is now occupied by the Royal Scottish Academy. In 1912, after he had taken his Diploma and been awarded the Stuart Prize, he travelled in France and Italy until 1914.

Being a keen horseman he had been in the Lothian and Border Horse for some time and served in WWI with them until 1917 when he was discharged after an accident. He was commissioned in the RAF and served in the Intelligence branch in Italy. After the war he set up a studio in Glasgow and was very successful, winning competitions for War Memorials there and in other cities. His best known work is perhaps the Memorial to the 51st Highland Division at Beaument Hamel in northern France. He was elected an Associate of the RSA in 1920, and in 1925 moved to London where he continued to work and was an active member of the RBS. His best known London commission is the statue of ballerina Pavlova in the London Garden of Remembrance. Paulin also showed at RA and was elected RI in 1935. He died in Wantage, Berkshire and his sister was the artist Jean Wright Ellis.

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George Henry Paulin

ARTIST

Paulin, George Henry

1888 – 1962

Sculptor, born at Muckart, Clackmannanshire, Scotland, the son of a local church minister. He was educated at Dollar Academy and began his art studies at the Royal Institution, Edinburgh under sculptor Percy Portsmouth in October 1905. The Institution, which in 1909 moved to and became the Edinburgh College of Art, was at that time housed in the building on the Mound, in Edinburgh, that is now occupied by the Royal Scottish Academy. In 1912, after he had taken his Diploma and been awarded the Stuart Prize, he travelled in France and Italy until 1914.

Being a keen horseman he had been in the Lothian and Border Horse for some time and served in WWI with them until 1917 when he was discharged after an accident. He was commissioned in the RAF and served in the Intelligence branch in Italy. After the war he set up a studio in Glasgow and was very successful, winning competitions for War Memorials there and in other cities. His best known work is perhaps the Memorial to the 51st Highland Division at Beaument Hamel in northern France. He was elected an Associate of the RSA in 1920, and in 1925 moved to London where he continued to work and was an active member of the RBS. His best known London commission is the statue of ballerina Pavlova in the London Garden of Remembrance. Paulin also showed at RA and was elected RI in 1935. He died in Wantage, Berkshire and his sister was the artist Jean Wright Ellis.

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