Person NameStevenson; James Alexander (1881-1937); sculptor
ForenamesJames Alexander
SourceThe information in the above entry has been used with permission kindly granted by Ann Compton from the following source: 'James Alexander Stevenson ARCA, FRBS', [Date accessed: 05/04/2017]
Biographical NoteJames Alexander Stevenson ARCA FRBS was a British sculptor who worked on the Commission's Memorials to the Missing in East Africa after the First World War.

He was born in October 1881 in Chester, Cheshire. He studied at the Chester School of Art and, in 1900, was awarded a scholarship to the Royal College of Art. Stevenson visited Italy on a travelling scholarship in 1905 and was a Landseer Scholar in Sculpture in 1906. He exhibited from the Royal College of Art in 1906 and signed all of his work under the pseudonym 'Myrander'.

Stevenson was involved with the crafting of the bronze askari which adorn the following memorials in Africa: Nairobi African Memorial, Kenya (1924); Mombasa African Memorial, Kenya (1926); Dar Es Salaam Memorial, Tanzania (1927); Nigeria Memorial (1931).

He died in October 1937.
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