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Prime Mover
© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London

Prime Mover 1965

Hubert Dalwood (1924–1976)

Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre

Sculptor and influential teacher, born in Bristol. He worked in a variety of materials, sometimes moulding and sometimes casting his forms, which were abstract and resembled primitive art. For much of World War II Dalwood was apprenticed to the British Aeroplane Company, then after a period in the Royal Navy he attended Bath Academy of Art, Corsham, 1946–9. He held a number of teaching posts at schools of art in England, latterly head of the sculpture department at Hornsey College of Art, 1963–73, holding the same position at the Central School of Arts and Crafts from 1974–6. He showed for many years at Gimpel Fils; won first prize for sculpture at the Venice Biennale in 1962; and was given a retrospective memorial show at the Hayward Gallery in 1979.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)


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