Biography of Lynn Chadwick (1914-2003)
Lynn Russell Chadwick CBE (24 November 1914 25 April 2003) was an English artist and sculptor trained as an architectural draughtsman, but began producing metal mobile sculpture during the 1940s.
Chadwick was commissioned to produce 3 works for the 1951 Festival of Britain exhibition. He exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 1952 with Reg Butler, Bernard Meadows and Eduardo Paolozzi and he won the International Prize for Sculpture in Venice in 1956. His work is included in most major public collections. Chadwick is featured in the 1964 documentary film “5 British Sculptors (Work and Talk)” by American filmmaker Warren Forma.
Chadwick was made a Commander of The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 1964, and a French Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 1985.
He died at Lypiatt Park, Gloucestershire on 25 April 2003
Works by Lynn Chadwick
Sitting Woman II