Hubert Dalwood  (1924 - 1976)

Nationality: British Approach: Sculptor
1944-46: Apprenticed to the British Aeroplane Company as an engineer, and then served as an engineer in the Royal Navy
1946-49: Studied at Bath Academy of Art, under Kenneth Armitage
1951: Won an Italian Government Scholarship, spent time in Sicily and Milan
1951-55: Taught Newport School of Art
1955–59: Gregory Fellow in Sculpture at the University of Leeds
1956-64: Taught at Leeds College of Art, Royal College of Art, Hornsey College of Art, Maidstone College of Art
1960: Awarded First Sculpture prize, John Moores Liverpool Exhibition
1962: Awarded first prize for sculpture at the Venice Biennale
1966-73: Head of the Sculpture Department at Hornsey College of Art
1972: Awarded Churchill Fellowship to the Far East, visited Japan
1974-76: Head of Sculpture Department at the Central School of Art
1976: Elected A.R.A.
Commissioned to make sculpture for the Universities of Oxford, Liverpool and Leeds.

Biographical Notes

A.K.A. "Nibbs" Dalwood

Works by Hubert Dalwood

Panel at Bodington Hall
Panel at Bodington Hall

Distant Column
Edition of 3, only 1 cast
Height 350 cm / 11ft 5 3/4 ins

Relief: Bergamo
Edition of 6
60 × 98 × 20 cm / 1ft11 5/8 × 3ft 2 5/8 × 7 7/8 ins


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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 work of 1959, 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.

Edition 1 of 8
108 × 25.5 × 25.5 cm / 3ft6 1/2 × 10 x 10 ins