When Paul Raphael Montford (1868–1938) settled in Melbourne in 1923, one press report claimed that he was ‘one of England’s best-known sculptors’, but despite having created works for the façade of the Victoria and Albert Museum and for Westminster Abbey, as well as numerous public sculptures in Australia, his work is not well known in either country. His reputation has always been overshadowed by his infinitely more successful and slightly older contemporary and rival, Bertram Mackennal.
Making Melbourne's monuments
The Sculpture of Paul Montford
Making Melbourne’s Monuments: The Sculpture of Paul Montford
by Catherine Moriarty
Australian Scholarly Publishing, $49.95 pb, 333 pp, 9781921875595
Christopher Menz is a former Director of the Art Gallery of South Australia (2005–10) and in 2011–12 was Acting Director of The Ian...
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