Lynn Chadwick

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Born 24 November at Ivy Cottage, Station Road, Barnes, London


Attends Merchant Taylors’ School, London. Art master encourages him to draw and use watercolours and oils


Trains and works as a draughtsman in various architectural firms in London and in 1937 joins Rodney Thomas architects; attends evening classes in architecture with a view to qualifying as an architect but soon abandons this idea


Volunteers for the Royal Navy. Marries Charlotte Secord in 1942, and first child, Simon, is born. Qualifies as a pilot and is commissioned


Resumes work with Rodney Thomas, specializing in exhibition design


Moves to Fisher’s Cottage, near Edge, Stroud, Gloucestershire, on estate of architect Detmar Blow. Makes his first mobile, developed from ideas of moving sculptural objects proposed by Rodney Thomas


Makes small mobile for window of Gimpel, Fils, London, where he shows in a mixed exhibition. Also exhibits with the London Group. First solo exhibition, at Gimpel Fils, London (June). Takes summer course in welding – Geoffrey Clarke is a fellow pupil


South Bank Exhibition as part of Festival of Britain. The Fisheater mobile (51), commissioned by the Arts Council, is shown at RBA Galleries


Included in British Council’s New Aspects of British Sculpture exhibition for the XXVI Biennale, Venice. Member of London Group


Produces first solid sculptures. One of 12 semi-finalists in The Unknown Political Prisoner International Sculpture Competition organized by the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London


Wins International Prize for Sculpture at the XXVIII Biennale, Venice


Moves to Lypiatt Park, near Stroud, Gloucestershire


Wins first prize, III Concorso Internazionale del Bronzetto, Padua. Divorces first wife and marries Frances Jamieson (daughters, Sarah and Sophie)


Signs two-year contract with Marlborough Fine Art, London


Prize-winner at VII Esposizione di Biano e Nero, Lugano


Appointed CBE. Second wife Frances dies. Represented in London Group 1914-64 Jubilee Exhibition (though no longer a member). Elected member of the Accademia di San Luca, Rome, and of the Accademia Fiorentina delle Arti e Disegno, Florence. Marries Éva Reiner (one son, Daniel)


Opens own foundry at Lypiatt Park


Acquires large warehouse near Lypiatt, which he equips as workshop and sculpture store


Invited by director of XLIII Venice Biennale to show bronze Back to Venice (C74) in international sculpture survey


Begins to place sculpture in Toadsmoor Valley, adjoining Lypiatt Park. Closes foundry and appoints Rungwe Kingdon of Pangolin Editions to cast all his work


Created Commandeur, Ordre des Arts et Lettres, France


Dies 25 April and is buried at Lypiatt Park


Posthumously awarded The Goldhill Award for Sculpture, Royal Academy of Arts


Past Exhibitions with Beaux Arts London

23 May to 23 June 2012
‘Artist of the Space Age’

19 May to 19 June 2010
‘Sculptor of Interaction’

15 October to 15 November 2008
‘Sculptor of Attitude’

8 October to 15 November 2003
‘Lynn Chadwick’

16 May to 30 June 2001
‘Lynn Chadwick Sculptures’


Public Collections


Art Gallery of South Australia,

Adelaide (83)Western Australian Art Gallery,

Perth (319) Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney (214)



Openluchtmuseum voor Beeldhouwkunst, Middelheim, Antwerp (229)

Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Brussels (177)



National gallery, Hamilton (536)



Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario (252, 373B, 634S, 651S, 698, 759S, 602, 662)

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Quebec (239, 311, 314)

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario (289, 312, 371)

Ontario College of Art, Toronto, Ontario (372)



Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum, Aalborg (377, 378, 383, 387, 389, 391, 392, 395, 398, 400, 401, 402, 402B, 404, 405, 406, 407, 434, 437, 438, 536, 572, 573)

Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus (353)

Gentofte Kommune, Copenhagen (328)

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humblebaek (540)

Randers Museum, Randers (614)



Marie-Louis and Gunnar Didrichsen Art Museum, Helsinki (578, 579, 588, 660)



Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (212)

Musée Rodin, Paris (332)

Le Parc du Chàteau, Saint-Priest, Rhõne (769)



Nationalgaleria-Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (283)

Wilhelm-Lehmbruck Museum der Stadt Duisburg (210)

Museum Folkwang, Essen (173)

Sprengel Museum , Hanover (314)

Museen der Stadt Recklinghausen, Recklinghausen (168)

Museen der Stadt, Koln (326)

Saarland-Museum, Saarbrucken (289)

Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal (303)

Städtische Kunsthalle, Mannheim (195)



Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (731)



Israel Museum, Jerusalem (328, 602)

Tel Aviv Museum , Tel Aviv (574, 643, 663)

The Jerusalem Foundation, Jerusalem (C27)



Pinacoteca dell’Accademia di Belle Arti, Carrara (329)

Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Rome (98)

City of Spoleto, Spoleto (285)

Galleria Civica d’Arte moderna, Spoleto (437B, 483)

Museo Civico, Turin (89)

Museo d’Arte Moderna, Venice (273)

Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice (169)

Collezione Tonelli (380)



National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston (603)



Hakone OpenAir Museum , Hakone (320, 663)

Museum of Himeji, Himeji (C77)

Ibaragi Museum of Art, Ibaragi (C8)

Kiyose Keyaki Roadgallery III, Kiyose (C70S)

Science Museum, Osaka (C58)

Tokushima Museum of Modern Art, Tokushima (786)

Museum of Modern Art, Toyama (C93)

Museum of Modern Art, Uehara (569)



Museo Rufino Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo Internacional, Mexico D F (769)



Collection of the Principality of Monaco, Monte Carlo (C96)


The Netherlands

Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, Otterlo (284)

Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam (200)



Nasjonalgalleriet, Oslo (290)



Instituto de Artes Contemporáneas, Lima (225)



The Berardo Collection, Lisbon (205, 234)


South Africa

South African National Gallery, Cape Town (591, 600)



Göteborgs Konstmusem, Göthenburg (134)

Moderne Museet, Stockholm (210)


United Kingdom

City Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham (336)

Bolton Museum and Art Gallery, Bolton (334)

South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell (52)

Bradford Art Galleries and Museum, Bradford (119)

City of Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, Bristol (100)

Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education, Cheltenham (569)

Cheltenham Museum and Art Gallery, Cheltenham (C69)

National Museum of Wales, Cardiff (313)

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh (172, 245)

City Museum and Art Gallery, Gloucester (206)

Harlow Art Trust, Harlow (348)

Arts Council of Great Britain, London (157, 759, 359)

Contemporary Art Society, London (337, 668)

British Council, London (214, 252, 310, 311, 313, 314, 316, 320, 686, C74)

Merchant Taylors’ School, London (C110)

Tate Gallery, London (51, 55, 75, 120, 172, 366)

Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester, Manchester (315)

Williamson Building, University of Manchester, Manchester (421)

Loughborough University of Technology, Loughborough (325)

Laing Art Gallery , Newcastle Upon Tyne (314)

Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Collection, The University of East Anglia< Norwich (48)

Castle Museum, Nottingham (312)

Pembroke College, Oxford (63)

ILEA Thames Polytechnic, Roehampton (325)

Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield (C64)

Royal Academy, London (170)


United States of America

University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, Michigan (129)

Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York (141, 151)

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois (165, 171)

Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden, University of California, Los Angeles, California (229)

Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio (539)

Bruce Museum of Arts and Science, Greenwich, Connecticut (175)

Yale Center for British Art, Newhaven, Connecticut (564, 660, 688)

Ball State University Museum of Art, Muncie, Indiana (C125)

Museum of Modern Art, New York (64, 71)

Nelson A. Rockefeller Collection, New York (65, 170)

Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs,California (381)

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (328)

Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (215)

Memorial Art Gallery, Museum of Art, Rochester, New York (324)

City Art Museum of Saint Louis, St. Louis, Missouri (176)

Stanford University Museum of Art, Stanford, California (537) Hirshhom Museum & Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC (162)

Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida (C110)

Colby College, Bixler Art and Music Center, Waterville, Maine (285)

Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita (227)

Frederik Meijer Gardens Sculpture Park , Michigan (284)



Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Sofia Imber, Caracas (C27, 305, C99)