Born 1875 (Circa)
Active: 1905 - 1932
Country of birth and death: Great Britain
Born in Pimlico, London. He was the son of Walter Ransom (born c,1846 in Norfolk), joiner. Frank studied at the Royal Academy Schools and won a silver medal (first prize of £30) for four models from the life in 1901. Ransom exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy between 1901 and 1932. He may have worked as an assistant to another sculptor before the First World War, possibly one of the artists living in St. John's Wood. Ransom designed a number of medals, including 'The King's Medal', in 1911. He collaborated with George Frampton on the war memorial to the Men of Portrush District, Portrush, County Antrim, unveiled on 11 November 1922. He also made a statue of Victory for the Falkland Islands Battle Memorial.
This record includes information submitted by Gill Allmond. For details of the war memorial at Portrush see: http://www.ukniwm.org.uk/server/show/conMemorial.21/fromUkniwmSearch/1
Exhibitions, Meetings, Awards and other Events
Exhibited at The Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts (Summer Exhibition), 1768-
1901 - 1932
Exhibited 24 times, thirty-three works in all (busts, statuettes, statues, reliefs, war memorials and medals).
Descriptions of Practice
Listed under Sculptors 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 VIII, 1930 Biographical Dictionary of Medallists
Listed as a contemporary sculptor and medallist living in London. Forrer notes that the artist exhibited a frame of medals at the Royal Academy, London, in 1911. See vol. 8, (1930), p. 150.
Occupation given in Census Returns of England and Wales, 1911
'Sculptor' employer 'Sculptor', worker
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 VIII, 1930 Biographical Dictionary of Medallists
Census Returns of England and Wales, 1881
Class: RG11; Piece: 105; Folio: 68; Page: 7; GSU roll: 1341024
Census Returns of England and Wales, 1911
RG14PN7121 RG78PN349 RD130 SD3 ED20 SN15
The Times Digital Archive 1785-1985
Royal Academy Schools.. The Times (London, England), Friday, Dec 11, 1903; pg. 7; Issue 37261. (966 words) AND Size Of School Classes In London.. The Times (London, England), Thursday, Feb 09, 1911; pg. 7; Issue 39504. (545 words) (accessed 23 August 2012)
Citing this record
'Frank Ransom', 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_1241617378, accessed 18 Dec 2014]