David Wynne

born 1926


David Wynne (25 May 1926 – 4 September 2014) was a British sculptor of figures, animals and portraits.

Born in Lyndhurst, Hampshire, son of Commander Charles Edward Wynne and Millicent (née Beyts), he was educated at Stowe School and then served in the Royal Navy during World War II and read Zoology at Trinity College, Cambridge, taking up sculpture professionally in 1950. He married Gillian Grant, daughter of the writer Joan Grant, in 1959 and had two sons, Edward and Roland, who formed psychedelic rock band Ozric Tentacles.

He did a bronze sculpture of The Beatles in 1964 and subsequently introduced them to the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (of whom he also did a sculpture).

He was awarded the OBE in 1994.

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