Charles Sargeant Jagger was born in Kilnhurst, near Sheffield, Yorkshire, England on 17 December 1885 and from 1899 trained as a metal engraver with Mappin & Webb in Sheffield. He also studied at Sheffield School of Art and, from 1907 to 1911, under Edward Lantéri at the Royal College of Art in London. In c.1911 he was awarded a travelling scholarship and studied for some months in Rome and Venice. In 1914 he won the Prix de Rome, but chose not to take it and instead enlisted in the Artists' Rifles. During World War One he served with distinction despite receiving serious injuries and was subsequently awarded the Military Cross for valour. Following the war his reputation was established with his large bronze relief No Man’s Land (1919-20) which depicted in vivid terms the stark reality of trench warfare, and with a series of war memorials including for: S.

Text source: Arts + Architecture Profiles from Art History Research net (AHRnet)

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