Agatha WALKER 1888 - 1980
Only daughter of Emma HUBBARD and Henry Walker
Born 10th February 1888
Died Oct-Dec.1980, Poole Dorset (aged 92)
Sculptor and modeller
Agatha became well known in the Art World of sculpture and is well documented.
Born in Old Walsingham, Norfolk. Studying sculpture in 1911. In the 1920s and 1930s, Agatha executed a series of small figurines of actors and actresses in successful London stage productions. They were made of plaster which was coated in a thin layer of wax and then coloured. In 1931 the Fine Art Society held an exhibition of these figurines and there are about 20 examples in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum. A larger collection consisting of at least 50 figures, mainly in plaster with some wax, of theatrical, religious and royal subjects (Queen Mary), several plaques related to religious material and an archive have been acquired by Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society. The collection is located at the Dorset County Museum.
Ten Wax and Plaster Figures by Agatha Walker,
circa 1920-30 Sold for £ 937 by Bonhams in April 2014
Figurine by Agatha