Ramage, Peter

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Ramage, Peter

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Peter Ramage was born on the 5th of March, 1882 in England, one of three children of Agnes (née Marr) and William Ramage, upholsterer. He attended The Glasgow School of Art twice, once from 1895 to 1901, and then from 1911 to 1915 as a part-time student in sculpture. During his studies, he worked as a stone carver, a sculptor's assistant, clay modeller and repoussé metalworker. In 1912 and 1913, he won a £1 Haldane Trust bursary as well as a Silver Metal for his evening Modelling and Sculpture class. He exhibited at the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts in 1915.

During World War One, he served in the 17th battalion of the Highland Light Infantry. He went missing and was presumed dead on the 1st of July 1916 in France and Flanders. He is remembered at the Thiepval Memorial in France. Peter Ramage is commemorated on The Glasgow School of Art's World War One Roll of Honour.

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Sources: Ancestry: http://www.ancestry.co.uk; Scotland's People: http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk; the Dictionary of Scottish Art and Architecture by J M McEwan; Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951: http://www.sculpture.gla.ac.uk.


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