LYNN CHADWICKBritish 1914 - 2003
Chadwick trained at the Merchant Taylor School of Architecture and became a prominent British sculptor and printmaker, winning the Great International Prize for Sculpture at the 28th Venice Biennale.
Discouraged from becoming a sculptor due to the economic situation, Chadwick turned to architecture but preferred to work as a draughtsman for architectural firms. After the war, he won a textile design prize in a competition judged by Henry Moore and Graham Sutherland. This led to a contract for design with Linda Ascher which enabled him to move to Gloucestershire and set up as a free lance designer. Designing models, primarily as an architectural project, led Chadwick back towards his original vocation: sculpture. They were displayed as such by the London art dealers Charles and Peter Gimpel, who afterwards gave him a one-man show. Unique in that his tendency is to progress from an abstract form which he then invests with life, rather than vice-versa, Chadwick is perhaps better known as a sculptor. However his prints - mainly colour lithographs - are highly valued in their own right and show great technical skill. A large collection of Chadwick's prints are housed at theTate Britain Gallery in London.