Franta Belsky (1921-2000)

Belsky was born in Czechoslovakia and fled to England at the time of the War. He served in the army before resuming his life as a sculptor. He had a successful career making busts of four generations of the Royal Family (up to and including Prince William) but is now perhaps best known for the full height bronze of Earl Mountbatten overlooking Horse Guards Parade. He was also something of a specialist in portraits of Churchill.