Joseph Whitehead (sculptor)

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Joseph James Whitehead (18 January 1868 – 17 January 1951) was an English sculptor and stonemason. Born in Birmingham, he and his family, under the company name J. Whitehead and Son, ran studios at 64 Kennington Road, 74 Rochester Row, and Vincent Square, London.[1]

Whitehead is known, in particular, for the creation of a monument to Father Damien in Molokai, Hawaii (circa 1891); a statue of John Rae in Kirkwall Cathedral, Orkney; the Brown Dog memorial in Battersea, London (1906); a statue of Charles Kingsley in Bideford, Devon (1906); a sculpture on the Titanic Memorial in Andrews Park, Southampton (1914); and several war memorials in London and Stafford.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Joseph James Whitehead", Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951, University of Glasgow History of Art, accessed 26 April 2012.

Further reading[edit]

  • Roscoe, Ingrid; Sullivan, M. G.; and Hardy, Emma. A Biographical Dictionary of Sculptors in Britain, 1660-1851. Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and the Henry Moore Foundation, 2009.