Percival M. F. Hedley
Died 29 July 1921
Active: 1890 - 1920
Grandson of Joseph H. Hedley (painter), son of Professor Florance H. Hedley (painter and modeller). Apprenticed to the sculptor Joseph Beyer for four years, and also trained at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna.
Descriptions of Practice
Listed as medallist Biographical Dictionary of Medallists, Coin, Gem, and Seal-Engravers, Mint Masters, &c., Ancient and Modern with References to their Works, B.C. 500 - A.D. 1900, Volume VII, 1923 Biographical Dictionary of Medallists
Forrer notes that the artist set up his own business at the age of eighteen. He trained in Vienna and travelled to Italy in 1890 and 1893, returned to Vienna and remained there until 1897. Hedley travelled around Europe and settled in England in c. 1899. Forrer notes that 'since his return to England he has contributed to the Royal Academy, and most Provincial Art Galleries'. Forrer lists numerous sculptures, plaques, plaquettes, portrait plaques and medals by the artist. It is noted that Hedley organised an exhibition in Geneva in 1917 'in connection with his 1000th production'. The artist was living in Geneva in 1920. See vol. 7, (1923), pp. 427-432.
Citing this record
'Percival M. F. Hedley', Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951, University of Glasgow History of Art and HATII, online database 2011 [http://sculpture.gla.ac.uk/view/person.php?id=msib4_1240907922, accessed 20 Dec 2014]