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Herbert William Palliser (1883-1963)

Sculptor, born in Northallerton, Yorkshire. After time as a pupil with an architect in Harrogate, he studied at Central School of Arts and Crafts, 1906-11, then with J Havard Thomas at the Slade School of Fine Art, 1911-14. Taught at Royal College of Art. Showed at RA, NEACn Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, and Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts. His commissions included the Calcutta War Memorial, 1924; Cobra Fountain, New Delhi, 1932; and Roosevelt Memorial, Westminster Abbey, 1946. Palliser was a fellow of the Broadbent's Sculpture Today in Great Britain 1940-43, and in Eric Newton's British Sculpture 1944-46. He was married to the painter Jane Moncur and lived in London.