Artist biography

Lynn CHADWICK b. 1914

Sculptor in iron and maker of mobiles. Born 24 November 1914 at Barnes, London. Trained as a draughtsman in several architects' offices; after war service as a pilot in the Fleet Air Arm 1941–4 worked until 1946 in private practice. Began experimenting with mobiles, encouraged by a prize awarded by Ascher for a textile design and a commission for exhibition stands from the Aluminium Development Association. First one-man exhibition at Gimpel Fils 1950. Executed three constructions for the South Bank Exhibition 1951, and awarded a Prize in The Unknown Political Prisoner Sculpture Competition 1953. Awarded the International Sculpture Prize for his exhibition at the Venice Biennale 1956; this exhibition afterwards toured Vienna, Munich, Paris, Amsterdam and Brussels before being shown in London. Awarded First Prize at the Concorso Internazionale del Bronzetto held at Padua 1959. C.B.E. 1964.

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