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Lynn Chadwick, Maquette for Oscar
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TITLE:  Maquette for Oscar
ARTIST:  Lynn Chadwick (British, 1914–2003)
WORK DATE:  1963
CATEGORY:  Sculptures
MARKINGS:  Impressed signature on base
SIZE:  h: 25 x w: 16 x d: 11.5 cm / h: 9.8 x w: 6.3 x d: 4.5 in
STYLE:  Contemporary
PRICE*:  Contact Gallery for Price
GALLERY:  Waterhouse & Dodd  +44 (0)20 7734 7800  Send Email
DESCRIPTION:  Chadwick trained at the Merchant Taylor School of Architecture and became a prominent British sculptor and printmaker, winning the Great International Prize for Sculpture at the 28th Venice Biennale.

Discouraged from becoming a sculptor due to the economic situation, Chadwick turned to architecture but preferred to work as a draughtsman for architectural firms. After the war, he won a textile design prize in a competition judged by Henry Moore and Graham Sutherland. This led to a contract for design with Linda Ascher which enabled him to move to Gloucestershire and set up as a free lance designer. Designing models, primarily as an architectural project, led Chadwick back towards his original vocation: sculpture. They were displayed as such by the London art dealers Charles and Peter Gimpel, who afterwards gave him a one-man show. Unique in that his tendency is to progress from an abstract form which he then invests with life, rather than vice-versa, Chadwick is perhaps better known as a sculptor. However his prints - mainly colour lithographs - are highly valued in their own right and show great technical skill. A large collection of Chadwick's prints are housed at the Tate Britain Gallery in London.

ONLINE CATALOGUE(S):  Art Miami 2013  Dec 3 - Dec 8, 2013
Waterhouse & Dodd Inventory Catalogue
TEFAF  Mar 14 - Mar 23, 2014
LITERATURE:  ‘Lynn Chadwick Sculptor: With a Complete Illustrated Catalogue’ 1947-2005, Farr and Chadwick, ppg. 201-202, no. 409
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