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Lynn Chadwick (1914 - 2003)


Lynn Chadwick was a sculptor in iron and maker of mobiles. He was born in London and trained as a draughtsman in several architects' offices. After war service as a pilot in the Fleet Air Arm from 1941 to 1944, he worked until 1946 in private practice.He began experimenting with mobiles, encouraged by a prize awarded by Ascher for a textile design and a commission for exhibition stands from the Aluminium Development Association. His first one-man exhibition was at Gimpel Fils in 1950. He executed three constructions for the South Bank Exhibition in 1951, and was awarded a Prize in The Unknown Political Prisoner Sculpture Competition in 1953. He was awarded the International Sculpture Prize for his exhibition at the Venice Biennale in 1956 which afterwards toured Vienna, Munich, Paris, Amsterdam and Brussels before being shown in London. He was awarded First Prize at the Concorso Internazionale del Bronzetto held at Padua 1959. He was awarded the C.B.E. in 1964.


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