Edward Grubb of Birmingham

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Self portrait (1790s)

Edward Grubb of Birmingham (1740–1816) was an English stonemason, sculptor and artist, the first unambiguously fine art sculptor to work in Birmingham.[1]

Probably born in Towcester in 1740, he moved with his brother Samuel – also a stonemason – first to Stratford-upon-Avon and then by 1769 to Birmingham.[2] Here he produced several monuments in local churches,[2] and in 1770 the first non-ecclesiastic public sculpture in the town: a statue of a boy and girl in uniform over the entrance to the Blue Coat School.[3]

He returned to Stratford-upon-Avon where he died in 1816.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Noszlopy, George T. (1998), "Production of Sculpture: Birmingham Workshops", Public Sculpture of Birmingham, including Sutton Coldfield, Public Sculpture of Britain, Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, pp. xiii, ISBN 0-85323-692-5, retrieved 2010-12-07 
  2. ^ a b c Noszlopy, George T. (1998), "Edward Grubb of Birmingham", Public Sculpture of Birmingham, including Sutton Coldfield, Public Sculpture of Britain, Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, p. 194, ISBN 0-85323-692-5, retrieved 2010-12-07 
  3. ^ Dargue, William, History of Birmingham on your Doorstep, Birmingham Grid for Learning, Birmingham City Council, retrieved 2010-12-07