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British sculptor and painter. Born in Cape Town, South Africa, he moved to England at an early age. As a young artist he was drawn to the practice of *direct carving, working on allegorical and religious subjects such as the enormous relief Evening, a stylized mother and child. The critic Kineton Parkes actually preferred his work to that of *Moore, *Hepworth, and *Skeaping because of his respect for natural proportion, avoiding ‘elephantiasis of form’.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)