Frank Roper

Dates: b.1914 - d.2000

Gender: Male

Nationality: British

In response to the damage inflicted by the bombings of World War II, many of Roper's earliest works were commissioned as reparations to places of worship. A student of sculptor Henry Moore, Roper's penchant for the medium led to significant commissions at St Martin's in Roath, St Saviour's in Splott, St Dyfrig and St Samson, as well as the cathedrals of Peterborough, Wells and Durham. Read more…

Other artworks in churches by this artist:

For the most exhaustive list (to date) of Roper's works, please see:

http://www.ourladyofthetaper.org.uk/Frank%20Roper%20Pages.pdf

Biography:

In response to the damage inflicted by the bombings of World War II, many of Roper's earliest works were commissioned as reparations to places of worship. A student of sculptor Henry Moore, Roper's penchant for the medium led to significant commissions at St Martin's in Roath, St Saviour's in Splott, St Dyfrig and St Samson, as well as the cathedrals of Peterborough, Wells and Durham. Not limited to sculpture, Roper also engaged with stained glass with examples at the Church of St Mary in Margam, Christ Church in Ynysybwl and St Mary's in Pembrokeshire. Roper was awarded an MBE in 1991 for his services to art.