After working as an engineer in the Royal Navy during the Second World War, Hubert Dalwood studied at Bath Academy of Art and was then awarded the Gregory Fellowship at Leeds University. Sensitive and distinctive, his work was chosen for display at the 1962 Venice Biennale and he was soon in league with the leading post-war British sculptors of his time. His 1959 work, Large Object, won the John Moore's prize in 1959. In 1974 he was appointed Head of Sculpture at the Central School of Arts and Crafts and died two years later. A retrospective of his work was shown by the Arts Council of Great Britain. He shifted from figurative subjects early on in his career and turned to abstract forms that are always surprising in scale, surface and composition.