Levick, Ruby Winifred (1871/2–1940), sculptor. Science and Art Department. Queen's Medal 1856. National Medal for Success in Art, bronze medal, engraved around the rim: " Ruby W. Levick, subject 19F, 1895" . 55mm. Eimer 1511. VF, but with corrosion spots and signs of polishing.
Ruby Winifred Levick was born in Llandaff, Glamorgan, and studied at the National Art Training School (later the Royal College of Art), South Kensington, from about 1893 to 1897. A new emphasis on modelling, as opposed to carving, and a resurgence of interest in small-scale sculpture, enabled women artists to make a significant contribution to the previously male-dominated field of sculpture. Following the award of this medal in 1895, she gained a British Institution scholarship for modelling, and the princess of Wales scholarship. She became extremely competent in small-scale sculpture, decorative relief work and stained-glass, exhibited widely, and become admired among others, by Queen Alexandra. (ODNB)