Allan G. Wyon
Many of his works are memorials with a number located in British cathedrals. Other, more decorative, works include the relief of a male figure representing the East Wind on the London Underground headquarters building at 55 Broadway above St. James's Park Underground Station.
Wyon was born in 1882, the son of Allan Wyon FSA (1843–1907) and Harriet Gairdner. Wyon's father, two of his uncles, his grandfather and his great-grandfather successively held the position of Chief Engraver of Seals to the monarch.
Wyon attended Highgate School and, like others in his family, studied sculpture in London from 1905 to 1909 at the Royal Academy. From 1910 to 1911 he was an assistant sculptor to Hamo Thornycroft. Between 1924 and 1930 he was Honorary Secretary of the Art Workers Guild. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society of British Sculptors and also worked as a die-engraver, but took Holy Orders in 1933. From 1936 until his retirement in 1955, he was vicar of St. Peters Church, Newlyn.
Wyon exhibited a wide range of sculptures, busts medals and engravings at the Royal Academy. He designed commemorative and memorial medals for the Masons, the London Chamber of Commerce, and Lloyd's.
- Bishop Ridgeway
- Bishop Donaldson
- Lieutenant General Sir George Montague Harper
- Hon. Edward Wyndham Tennant
- Bishop Ken
Other memorials include those to:
- Bishop Percival, in Hereford Cathedral.
- Bishop Frere, in Truro Cathedral.
- Bishop Walpole, in St. Marys Cathedral in Edinburgh.
- The combined Memorial to William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham and William Pitt the Younger, at Hayes near Bromley in Kent.
- Cambrian Railways War Memorial, Oswestry, Shropshire.
- The figure of St Michael, Shropshire War memorial, Shrewsbury.
- Female standing figure with laurel wreath, Hinckley and District War Memorial.
- The Richard Corfield Memorial, at Marlborough College.
- The Sorrows of Mankind, 1920
- Egyptian Nude, 1917
- Madonna and Child, Newlyn Church Cornwall
- Christ the leader, In the South Transept of St Columb Major Church, Cornwall
- New Birth, 1931, West wall of the baptistery of St Columb Major Church, Cornwall
- Lion on Rock, 1920
- Seal for the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
- East Wind on 55 Broadway, headquarters of the Underground Electric Railways Company of London (now London Underground)
- "Obituaries – The Rev. Allan Wyon". The Times (55326): p. 15. 27 February 1962. Retrieved 2009-06-04.
- Attwood, Philip (2004). "Wyon family (per. c.1760–1962), die-engravers and medallists". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/64499. Retrieved 2009-06-04.
- Wyon, Allan Gairdner, L. Forrer, Biographical Dictionary of Medallists, Volume VI, London 1916, p.580-581.
- Francis, Peter (2013). Shropshire War Memorials, Sites of Remembrance. YouCaxton Publications. p. 177. ISBN 978-1-909644-11-3.
- Shropshire War Memorials, Sites of Remembrance. pp. 191–192.
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