A student of Edouard Lanteri at the Royal College of Art, Derwent Wood's early artistic career was distinguished. His reputation grew rapidly and a period as Director of Modelling at the Glasgow School of Art saw him working on public commissions with many of the city's most important architects. This book deals with his life and work.
Matthew Withey studied art and architectural history at the University of Edinburgh and the University of St. Andrews, receiving his Doctorate from St. Andrews in 2003. He curated the sculpture collections of Leeds Museums and Galleries from 2000 to 2005, and has worked on major research projects on British sculpture at the Glasgow School of Art and the University of Glasgow. He currently works at the Bronte Parsonage Museum.