Born in Barnes, UK, on November 24th, 1914, died in Lypiatt Park, UK, on April 25th, 2003.
Lynn Russell Chadwick was a self-taught British artist. He trained as an architectural draughtsman after graduating from the Merchant Taylors' School. After the Second World War, he started to create mobiles, which he presented at his first solo exhibition in 1950. Learning to weld led him to turn to fixed works in an approach based on construction rather than modelling.
After representing Great Britain at the 1952 Venice Biennale, Chadwick gained international recognition by winning the International Sculpture Prize at the 1956 Biennale at the age of 32. His best-known works remain his iron and bronze sculptures of zoomorphic or anthropomorphic schematic figures, charged with great emotional power.
Lynn Chadwick held his first exhibition in London in 1950 and in 1959 bought Lypiatt Park in Gloucestershire where he exhibited his monumental works in the open air. He was elected to the Royal Academy in 2001 and was the subject of a major retrospective at the Tate Britain in 2003-4. His sculptures are held in the most prestigious collections, including those of the Centre Pompidou and the Musée Rodin in Paris, the Moma in New York, the Hakone Open-Air Museum in Japan and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice.