This autumn, the work of the sculptor Lynn Chadwick (1914–2003), one of the most significant British artists of the twentieth century, has been essential viewing. A special show was on at the Willer Gallery in Kensington, London, and at the Willer’s outpost at Sotheby’s, while a wilder and more dramatic experience may still be found via a journey to Lypiatt Park in Gloucestershire.1

Chadwick’s work and reputation evolved in interesting ways. He began as an architect in London, working as a draftsman at a number of firms until he came across Rodney Thomas’s practice. Thomas’s unique talents as a creative...

 

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