John HOSKIN b. 1921
Sculptor in metal of metamorphic forms. Born 8 September 1921 in Cheltenham of Welsh and Cornish descent. After leaving school at fourteen worked in an architect's drawing office until service in the Army 1942–7. Returned to the drawing office for a short time; by 1950 started painting; worked on reliefs and constructions and by 1953 began sculpture proper; assisted Lynn Chadwick. Exhibited at the London Group from 1954. Began teaching at Bath Academy, Corsham, 1957. Executed a large figure of ‘Exalted Christ’ for St Stephen's Church, Bristol, 1958. First one-man exhibition at the Lord's Gallery 1957.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I