John Tweed (21 January 1869 – 12 November 1933) was a Scottish sculptor.
He then trained with Hamo Thornycroft in London, and attended the Royal Academy Schools at the same time. Together, they created the frieze on the Institute of Chartered Accountants' building in London. In 1893 he moved to Paris with the hope of studying with Auguste Rodin; this proved impossible as Rodin would only accept pupils who would spend four years under his supervision.
The V&A call him the "British Rodin".
In 1895, he married Edith Clinton, secretary to the National Society for Women's Suffrage, the first national group in the UK to campaign for women's right to vote. Also in 1895, they moved into 108 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London, and Tweed lived there until his death in 1933.
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