Lynn Chadwick

Lynn Russell Chadwick, CBE, RA (1914-2003)

was an important sculptor in bronze, steel and iron, draughtsman and printmaker. He was born at Barnes, in south-west London and although trained in architecture in the 1930s he was self-taught as an artist. After the war he won contracts for his textile designs and circa 1947 he made his first mobile. He soon progressed to a one-man show with Gimpel Fils in London in 1950. Thereafter he exhibited internationally and was awarded the International Sculpture Prize at the Venice Biennale in 1956. He settled at Lypiatt Park at Stroud in Gloucestershire in 1958 and in 1964 was created CBE. Chadwick’s work is represented in many public collections including The Tate Gallery, Arts Council of Great Britain, the British Council, Contemporary Art Society, National Museum of Wales, the National Galleries of Scotland, and MOMA New York. He was elected a member of the Royal Academy in 2001 and in 2003 a major retrospective exhibition of his work was held at Tate Britain.

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