Artist biography

Bernard MEADOWS b. 1915

Sculptor, mainly in bronze. Born 19 February 1915 in Norwich. Studied at the Norwich School of Art 1934–6 and at the R.C.A. 1938–40 and 1946–8; studio assistant to Henry Moore 1936–9. Served in the R.A.F. 1941–6, for some of the time on the Cocos Islands, whence he derived the crab motif of many of his works. Represented in the Venice Biennale 1952 and 1964, the Antwerp Sculpture Biennale 1953 and 1959, the São Paulo Bienal 1958, etc. First one-man exhibition at Gimpel Fils 1957 and in New York at the Paul Rosenberg Gallery 1958–9. Awarded an Italian state scholarship 1956. Taught at the Chelsea School of Art 1948–60; Professor of Sculpture at the R.C.A. from 1960.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II