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Year of the Child Drinking Fountain
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Year of the Child Drinking Fountain

Theo Crosby (1925–1994) and Polly Hope (1934–2013) and A. & A. Sculpture Casting (active c.1978–c.1988)

Artist who trained as a ballet dancer and subsequently at the Slade School School of Fine Art. Hope worked extensively throughout Europe. Although she studied initially as a painter and sculptor, she made her reputation with large quilted fabric works, mostly on an architectural scale. Commissions included Cwmbran New Town, St Peter’s Church in Whitstable, the headquarters of NMB Bank, Amsterdam, and the Victoria & Albert Museum. She had many solo shows in Europe and America and was the second wife of the sculptor Theo Crosby.

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


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