The celebrated British artist, Lynn Chadwick (1914 – 2003) is renowned for his distinctive semi-abstract, angular iron sculptures of human and animal forms.
He worked as an architectural draughtsman and designer and then served in the Royal Navy during WWII. His sculptural oeuvre began to develop most significantly in the post-war years.
Chadwick exhibited work in the iconic Festival of Britain in 1951 and he was awarded the International Sculpture Prize for his exhibition at the Venice Biennale in 1956.
This book documents the sculptures in the house and grounds of Lypiatt Park, where Lynn Chadwick lived in for over 40 years. It features an introduction written by the artist’s daughter, Sarah Chadwick. The artist bought Lypiatt Park near Stroud, Gloucestershire in 1958 and spent many years restoring the house and grounds.
In 1986 Chadwick purchased 250 acres of land and gradually began placing his monumental sculptures in the landscape, which became known as the Sculpture Park. Lypiatt Park has remained in the care of the family and it is now where his estate is based.
The companion book, Lynn Chadwick: Retrospectives (9780992663438) is also available at £15.00.