Sculptor and photographer whose father was a naturalised British subject, her mother Bavarian. She was educated in Freiburg in Germany, Geneva in Switzerland and in London. Before she became a sculptor she was well known as a photographer, working as Li Osborne, having solo shows in Baden-Baden and Munich in Germany, Copenhagen in Denmark and in Switzerland. From 1945 she lived in East Bergholt, Essex, taking part in many exhibitions in East Anglia and London. Although she was self-taught, she was acquainted with many noted continental artists. In 1953 Hutchinson took part in The Unknown Political Prisoner competition, won by the sculptor Reg Butler, Hutchinson obtaining an International Award. In the same year she held her first solo exhibition at the Beaux Arts Gallery, with a second in 1956.

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


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