Arthur Joseph Lawrence Pollen
Born 13 October 1899
Died 21 July 1968
Active: 1927 - 1950
Country of birth and death: England
Born in Croydon. He was the son of Arthur Joseph Hungerford Pollen (1866–1937) expert on gunnery and businessman and the grandson of the decorative designer and curator Joseph Hungerford Pollen (1820-1902). In 1926 he married the Honorable Daphne Baring, daughter of Cecil Baring, 3rd Baron Revelstoke of Membland.
Pollen attended Downside School. In the 1920s he began exhibiting and was elected a member of the London Group in 1929. Pollen also exhibited with the New English Art Club and at the Royal Academy. He died in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.
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Exhibitions, Meetings, Awards and other Events
Exhibited at Leeds City Art Gallery, Inaugural Exhibition of the Work of Living British Artists, 1927
'Head of Girl'
Exhibited at The Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts (Summer Exhibition), 1768-
1932 - 1950
Exhibited 7 times, nine works in all
Exhibited at The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts Annual Exhibition, 1861-1951
Exhibited once (one work)
Institutional and Business Connections
Member of London Group
Exhibited fourteen times with the London Group including the roof-top exhibition of garden sculpture at Selfridge's Department Store in June 1930
Catalogue of the Inaugural Exhibition of the Work of Living British Artists, Leeds City Art Gallery 1927
Cat. No. 334, pp. 23, 29
Census Returns of England and Wales, 1901
RG13 piece 22 folio 154 page 31
England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2007
Name: Arthur J L Pollen Death Registration Month/Year: 1968 Age at death (estimated): 68 Registration district: Henley Inferred County: Oxfordshire Volume: 6b Page: 885
England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915
Name: Arthur Joseph L Pollen Year of Registration: 1899 Quarter of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec District: Croydon County: Greater London, Kent, Surrey Volume: 2a Page: 258
The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, 1861-1989. Volume 3, L-P. A Dictionary of Exhibitors at the Annual Exhibitions of the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, 1991 The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, 1861-1989
The Times Digital Archive 1785-1985
The Times, Saturday, Jul 14, 1928; pg. 12; Issue 44945; col C A Promising Sculptor. Category: Reviews
Citing this record
'Arthur Joseph Lawrence Pollen', 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=msib6_1251208571, accessed 30 Apr 2017]