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'Moon Figure' is Armitage’s first modelled and cast work, made at Corsham in Wiltshire where he was teaching. Armitage experimented with casting as a teenager but he practised carving at the Slade School when he became interested in ancient Egyptian and Greek figures at the British Museum.
'Moon Figure', with its flattened, simplified form, wide face and shoulders, blends the influences of ancient Greek sculpture with the creation of a style of his own.
H 67.5 x W 83 x D (?) cm
purchased by the Friends of Bristol Art Gallery with the assistance of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, 1966