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Statues on a Stairway
Neal Lofthouse spotted a web site that attributes the statues on the stairway to sculptor Eric Aumonier. He was working for London Transport at the time, helping to create some of those lovely art deco stations in and around London. This all sounds quite possible as it was some London Transport engineers that build the "Stairway to Heaven" with their experience of large escalators.
Eric Aumonier & his Archer
The site that neal first spotted is at http://www.the-archer.co.uk/history/lonely_archer.htm.
It's most appropriate that one of Aumonier's most famous works is the sculture of The Archer at East Finchley station on the Northern Line. Aumonier was also one of the sculptors (others included Henry Moore, Jacob Epstein and Eric Gill) employed to create the statues in and around St. James's Park Station and the London Underground headquarters that rise above it. One of Aumonier's other notable works is the Empire relief panels on the Daily Express Building, Fleet Street, London.
Since then, some other information about Eric Aumonier has been found, such as:
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