Albert Toft

1862 - 1949

A sculptor of the New Sculpture movement, Toft first trained at Wedgwood and attended art schools in Hanley and Newcastle upon Tyne. He won a scholarship to study modelling under Lanteri at the South Kensington Schools in 1881-3. He was a successful portrait sculptor who also produced decorative and architectural sculpture. He was elected to the Art Workers Guild and in 1938 was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of British Sculptors.