Work of the Week
Head and Shoulders of Augustus, 1962-64
Bronze with a green patina (in two parts)
56 x 100 x 45 cm
1ft 10 x 3ft 3 ⅜ x 1ft 5 ¾ ins
Ed. of 6 + 1 AP
Price on application
Bernard Meadows (1915 - 2005) studied at the Norwich School of Art from 1934-36 and subsequently was studio assistant to Henry Moore, before studying at the Royal College of Art from 1938-40 and again from 1946-8.
Meadows exhibited in the British Pavilion at the 1952 Venice Biennale, alongside distinguished contemporaries including Kenneth Armitage, Reg Butler, Lynn Chadwick and Eduardo Paolozzi. This presentation at the Biennale forged an alliance between these artists who subsequently became metaphorically connected through the term Geometry of Fear. The term is synonomous with the bold, jagged and deeply emotive forms made by Meadows and his contemporaries.
In 1960 Meadows became the Professor of Sculpture at the Royal College of Art, a post he held for 20 years with his pupils including artists such as Elisabeth Frink.