Lynn Chadwick is the definitive monograph on a leading Modern British sculptor. Having achieved world-wide recognition after winning the International Price for Sculpture at the 1956 Venice Biennale, Lynn Chadwick (1914-2003) became the most famous member of the generation of young British sculptors whose work captured the essence of the Cold War epoch. Michael Bird draws on fresh research to create the first full-scale art-historical appraisal of Chadwick's oeuvre, including a compelling account of the sculptor's artistic personality and working methods.
This highly readable book provides a comprehensive survey of Chadwick's career: from his begginings as an architectural designer in the 1930s, through his emergence as a major international sculptor in the 1950s, to his late, isolated pursuit of monumental bronze and steel sculpture in the late 1980s and 1990s. It reassesses earlier critical positions on his work, and post-war British sculpture more generally, and offers a fresh perspective on all phases of his long and productive career.