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Clatworthy studied at the West of England College of Art, Chelsea School of Art, and the Slade School, where he was taught by the painter William Coldstream and the sculptor Bernard Meadows. He had his first solo show of small sculpture at the Hanover Gallery, London in 1955, followed by another in 1957. This sculpture of a bull was shown at the Hanover Gallery in 1957, and is one of a series of studies for a life-size plaster bull shown at the London County Council open air exhibition of sculpture in Holland Park, in the summer of 1957. The starting point for the sculpture was the sight of a bull in the field next to the artist's studio in Sussex.

August 2004