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Born in 1914, Chadwick studied architecture and worked as a designer before emerging in the 1950's as a sculptor with a distinctive and dramatic style. He began to make constructions and mobiles of metal and glass in 1945. He had one-man shows at Gimpel Fils, London, in 1950 and 1952, in New York in 1957, and Zurich in 1959, and at the Marlborough Gallery, London, in 1961.

In 1952 he exhibited at the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. In 1956 he won the International Prize at the Venice Biennale, where a retrospective exhibition of his work was shown. He is represented in public collections in the USA and Australia, in the Tate Gallery, The Victoria and Albert Museum and the Arts Council Collection.

During the 1950's he was prominent among the group of metal sculptors who followed in the steps of Henry Moore, and his works, although largely abstract, carried suggestions of the Human Figure. Notable among his works is The Watchers, a bronze cast from a reinforced plaster modeled upon a rigid framework.

During the 1960's his work became more block-like and monumental, designed to be seen in the open. In the late 1980's and 1990's Chadwick was given exhibitions in Paris, London, New York and Tokyo.


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Lynn Chadwick. Sculpture