The Sculpture of John Skeaping

ISBN: 9780853319313
Artist(s): John Skeaping
Author(s): Jonathan Blackwood
Format: hardback
Edition: First
Year published: 2011
Publisher: Lund Humphries
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 134
Illustrations: Includes 12 colour and 210 b&w illustrations

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While his career spanned six decades, John Skeaping (1901-1980) is often associated with the work he completed while he was married to Barbara Hepworth. However, this period of just six years (1926 to 1932) ignores the breadth of Skeaping’s visual output and fails to reflect his true artistic legacy.

Long overdue, The Sculpture of John Skeaping surveys the artist’s rich career. Alongside discussion of Skeaping’s best-known animalier works, including the well-known series of ‘exotic’ animals for Wedgwood, Jonathan Blackwood also provides insights into the artist’s working practices, as developed under the tutelage of Francis Derwent Wood, and the diverse commissions that he undertook after the close of the Second World War.

Including a full catalogue of Skeaping’s sculptures with over 200 reproductions of the artist’s works, The Sculpture of John Skeaping book is essential reading for all those interested in learning more about this unjustly neglected figure within British sculpture. Condtion: Fine


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