Sculpture by Maker

Michael Clark - Biography

(1918-1990). Born in Cheltenham, 19th December 1918, died 24th January 1990. Son and pupil of Philip Lindsey Clark. He studied art at the Chelsea School of Art 1935--7 and sculpture at Kennington City and Guilds School 1947--50. Largely producing religious works, he is represented in over a hundred churches, schools and public buildings in Britain. Sculptor in stone, wood, bronze and glass fibre, his major works include: relief of Christ, St. Edward and St. Peter, awarded the RBS ‘Best work of the year’ medal; Glorious Assumption, carving in wood, The Friars, Aylesbury, awarded the Otto Beit medal 1960; Risen Christ, Church of Our Lady, St. John’s Wood, London. Exhibitions; RA 1949 onwards. Otto Beit Medal for Sculpture, 1960; 1978; Silver Medal, 1967. ARBS 1949; FRBS 1960; President RBS 1971--6. (Sources:1. Royal Society of British Sculptors, Annual Report and Supplement, 1960, p.8, illus. p.22; 2.WWA, 20th edition, Wokingham, 1982, p.83; 3. Letter from the artist, 4th February 1985)

The works of Michael Clark:

Crucifix, Chichester

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