Thomas Mewburn Crook, Sculptor, 1869-1949

Thomas with bust of his young daughterThomas was a skilled and talented Sculptor of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Amongst his early work were the decorative reliefs for Manchester Council Chamber and a life size plaster figure of St Patrick for the Church of the Sacred Heart, Thornton Cleveleys, Liverpool. In 1904, a life size kneeling figure in marble (‘Prayer’ See gallery) was the first piece of his work to be exhibited at the Royal Academy.

His work fell mainly in 5 categories, though inevitably there was some

  • Ideal figures: Life-size figures celebrating the elegance and beauty of the
    female form
  • Portrait busts: Private commissions and those done of people he
  • Religious works: Statues and figurines for Churches
  • Reliefs: Decoration of Manchester Council Chamber and Altar panels
  • Other works and statues: War Memorials, Paintings

Collections of some of his major works can be found in:

  • St Mary’s Church, Standishgate, Wigan
  • St. Mark’s Church, North Audley Street, London
  • St Catherine’s Church, Rotherhithe
  • The National Remembrance Arboretum
  • Cardiff City Hall
  • New Malden Library
  • As well as War Memorials in Streetly, Felixstowe, Caterham and Raynes Park.

About this website

The website has been created by the descendants of Thomas Mewburn Crook, so that his memory lives on. If you know of any other statues or know any more about him, we would be delighted to hear from you. You can get in touch with us via the Contact Us page.