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Mother and Child (1936-1937), Sculpture

Henry Spencer Moore

Henry Spencer Moore (30 July 1898 - 31 August 1986) was a British artist and sculptor. The son of a mining engineer, born in the Yorkshire town of Castleford, Moore became well known for his large-scale abstract cast bronze and carved marble sculptures. Substantially supported by the British art establishment, Moore helped to introduce a particular form of modernism into Britain.

 

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Chimney Piece, Sculpture

Alfred Gilbert

Alfred Gilbert was a sculptor, medallist, goldsmith and draughtsman. His parents, Charlotte Cole and Alfred Gilbert, were musicians who lived at 13 Berners Street, London, where Alfred was born. On 3 January 1876 he married his first cousin, Alice Jane Gilbert (1847-1916), with whom he had eloped to Paris.

They had five children but finally separated in 1904. After Alice's death, he married Stephanie Quagehebeur, the widow of a Bruges compositor, on 1 March 1918; she and six of her children had lived with him since 1907.

 

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Brick Man, Sculpture

Antony Gormley

This model was made in 1986 by Gormley (who, more recently, designed Angel of the North at Gateshead) as part of a proposal for a 180 feet high sculpture, which was to be erected on waste ground near Leeds Railway Station. Sadly, the project was denied planning permission.

 

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The Age of Bronze, Sculpture

Auguste Rodin

Rodin was accused of casting the original of this sculpture from a live model - a scandalous act in 1877, when it was first produced.

The cast in Leeds dates from 1907 and is one of several to be found in public collection throughout the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art in New York. It was made for two Yorkshire patrons - Gervase and Mabel Beckett - and achieved its distinctive patina through contact with local rain.

 

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Heiroglyph, Sculpture

Barbara Hepworth

Barbara Hepworth was born in Wakefield and attended Leeds College of Art before moving to the Royal College of Art, London, studying there at the same time as Henry Moore.

 

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Twin Tub with Beaver, Sculpture

Bill Woodrow

Bill Woodrow was one of a number of British sculptors to emerge in the late 1970s, his work makes use of discarded consumer goods. Twin Tub with Beaver being an example, an old washing machine and adhesive, 'wood effect' lining paper. Created is a surreal still-life, a bizarre 'incident', whereby the artificial beaver eats out his own form from the artificial wood, revealing the workings of the machine within.

 

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Sugar, Sculpture

Eric Bainbridge

Bainbridge's subjects are banal, everyday objects writ large and covered in man-made fabrics. In this example, completed in 1989, the subject is an out-size box for an engagement ring, upholstered in fake fur. 'Sugar' is an ironic term of endearment aimed, presumably, at the recipient of the ring.

 

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The War God, Sculpture

Eric Kennington (1888-1960)

The War God (1933-1935)
English painter, printmaker and sculptor, Eric Kennington was born in Chelsea, London on 12 March 1888. The son of painter Thomas Kennington. He first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1908.

 

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The Fount (1947-1948), Sculpture

Frank Dobson

Frank Dobson (1886-1963) is now considered one of the pioneers of modern British sculpture.

Born in London, he attended Leyton School of Art: 1900-1902. Then studied under sculptor Sir William Reynolds-Stephens from: 1902-4. Between 1906-1910 he was at Hospitalfield Art Institute, Arbroath. Then the City and Guilds School, Kennington, from: 1910-1912.

 

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Gold Table, Sculpture

Grenville Davey

Grenville Davey produces beautifully finished, out-sized objects which explore notions of function and purpose. This work dates from 1991 and was partly responsible for Davey's winning of the Turner Prize in 1992.

 

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