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Althea Wynne ARCA, FRBSSelected artist profile information for this deceased British Sculptor (1936 - 2012)
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About Althea WynneThough inspired by classical tradition, Althea?s work develops her forms of human figures and animals with a contemporary treatment, using high-fired ceramic with the colour of cotwold stone
Exhibition History of Althea Wynne1991 RBS exhibition at Margram Sculpture Park, Glamorgan
1991 Solo exhibition at Salisbury Festival - also 1998
1992 Art in Action Oxford - also in 1993 and 1994
1993 RBS exhibition at Exchange Square, Broadgate
1993 La Quinta Sculpture Park, Palm Springs, USA
1994 Oxford Art Week
1994 Solo exhibition, Henley Arts Festival
1995 RBS exhibition, Tower Bridge Plaza
1996 Royal West of England Academy
1997 Solo Exhibition Winchester Cathedral Close
1998 Salisbury Festival
1999 Shape of The Century: 20th Century British Sculpture
2001 Renishaw House
2002 Arts Park International - Guernsey - Also 2003&2004
2004 Saville Gardens, Windsor
2005 Hilliers Arboretum
Biography / CV of Althea WynneAfter leaving College the demands of marriage and bringing up three children precluded the pursuit of a creeer as a sculptor. In due course I became a teacher of Art and History of Art until the relaxing of domestic ties allowed my return to the studio.
Much of my work is in high-fired ceramics with a special interest in large sculpture for gardens and architectural settings, although I am extending my range into larger works. I have made a variety of water-based pieces, a genre in which I am particularly interested; I am helped in the technical aspects by my husband, an engineer.
My work is primarily figurative with bold formalised shapes, usually of female figures, bird or animals, often life-size or larger. These are formed in heavily-grooged clay often left in its naturally fired toasty colour but sometimes coloured with oxides or simple matt glazes. I also work in plaster for casting in metal, resin, or cement, and from time to time experiment with novel materials.
My work is deeply influenced by my love of early classical sculpture, the calm poise and harmony of which I try to emulate. The Greeks also had an understanding of animals from which I draw some of my inspiration, and my equestrian subjects owe much to my love of riding.
Awards and Prizes of Althea Wynne1960 Winner of open competition to design the TOPHAM TROPHY for a race at Aintree. Cast in silver
Acquisitions / Collections of work by Althea Wynne1988 Commissioned by London Borough of Hounslow : DOVES RISING, cast in white ciment-fondu to be the centrepiece for the fountain in the Peace Park.
1989 Commissioned by the Prudential property Management: three horses one and a half times lifesie, cast in bronze for MINSTER COURT, then the largest office development in the city of London.
1991 Commissioned b London Docklands Development Corporation : FAMILY OF GOATS, a community sculpture at Rotherhithe.
1993 Commissioned by Salisbury Health Authority : H FOR HOSPITAL, a 6 tonne trilithon of Chilmark stone to mark the entrance to a new hospital.
1994 Commissioned by Cunard Steamship Company : WHITE HORSES, cast fourfold in aluminium resin for the centrepiece of the Caronia restaurant in the cruise ship Queen Elizabeth ll.
1995 Commissioned by Walsall Health Authority : THE FAMILY, a lifesize group in high-fired clay flame-sprayed in bronze for a new maternity hospital.
1999 Commissioned by LendLease Corporation : CHALK COLUMNS, a nine metre high triple obelisk in hard plaster for Bluewater Park.
Public Works of Althea Wynne1959 Commissioned by London County Council: SWIMMERS, a group of ciment-fondu, one and a half times lifesize for a London school.
Qualifications / Education of Althea WynneEducation
1949-53 - North Foreland Lodge School
1953-55 - Farnham College of Art
1955-57 - Hammersmith School of Art
1957-60 - Royal College of Art
1960 - Associate of the Royal College of Art
1986 - Full membership of the Society of Equestrian
1990 - Associate of the Royal Society of British
1994 - Fellow of the Royal Society of British Sculptors
Teaching ExperienceTeacher of Art and History of Art
Influences / Inspiration of Althea WynneLove of Classical Sculpture and the Greeks understanding of animals.
Price Range of WorkAlthea Wynne's work has a price range from £1,084 to £80,000
Mediums utilisedAlthea Wynne's work is found in the following materials:
Bronze Clay High-fired Stoneware clay Clay with mosaic inlay adornments
Artwork CategorisedAlthea Wynne's work is found in the following categories on site:
Abstract Modern Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines statuary both Indoor Or outside
Animal Kingdom Sculptures
Classical Style Sculptures and Statues
Human Form: Abstract Sculptures
Females Women Girls Ladies Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines
Pet and Animal Portrait Custom or Bespoke or Commission Commemorative or Memoriaql sculpture statue
Horse Sculpture / Equines Race Horses Pack HorseCart Horses Plough Horsess
Human Figurative Sculptures
Nudes, Female Sculptures
Couples or Group Sculptures
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures
Stylized People Sculptures
Torsos Sculptures or Chests of Men and Women Females Girls Children Statues statuery statuettes
Cattle, Kine, Cows, Bulls, Buffalos, Bullocks, Heifers, Calves, Oxen, Bison, Aurocks, Yacks
Abstract Contemporary or Modern Outdoor Outside Exterior Garden / Yard Sculptures Statues statuary
Small Animal Sculptures
Torsos Chests Females / Women / Girls / Damsels Sculptures Statues statuary
Contemplative, Restful, Thougtful Sculptures
Horses Small, for Indoors and Inside Display Statues statuettes Sculptures figurines commissions commemoratives
ArtParkS Sculpture Park Yearly exhibitionsAlthea Wynne's work has been exhibited at the following yearly exhibitions held at the ArtParkS sculpture park:
2013 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2012 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2011 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2010 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2009 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2008 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2007 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2006 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2005 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2004 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
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