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Lynn Russell Chadwick (1914-2003)

Sculptor, born in Barnes, London. From 1933-39 he worked as an architectural draughtsman in London, then spent some time as a farm labourer before volunteering for the Fleet Air Arm and gaining a commission, 1941-44. After the war he produced textile, furniture and architectural designs, and his first metal mobiles created from aluminium and balsa wood were exhibited at a Building Trades Exhibition, London in 1947. He turned to sculpture and his early figures were based on humanoid and animal forms. Chadwick was also at this time a member of the British Art Medal Society and undertook occasional commissions in this area.Chadwick held his first exhibition at Gimpel Fils, London in 1950. In 1951 he was commissioned to make three works for the Festival of Britain exhibition on the South Bank. In 1953 he was one of the twelve semi-finalists for the Unknown Political Prisoner International Sculpture Competition in which he was awarded an Hon