Allan Gairdner Wyon

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"Allan Gairdner Wyon (1882–1962), son of Allan and his wife, Harriet Gairdner, was primarily a sculptor, and was also the last member of the family to work as a die-engraver. He trained at the Royal Academy Schools, and worked as assistant to the sculptor William Hamo Thornycroft. His works include the East Wind for Charles Holden's new headquarters for London Underground at 55 Broadway (1926–9). On his father's death he took his place as head of the die-engraving firm, but under him it ceased to operate, and in 1933 the dies were transferred to John Pinches. He continued to design and model medals, however, into the 1950s. He died in 1962." Source: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography


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