Lynn Chadwick, ‘Two Winged Figures’, 1976, Lillian Heidenberg Fine Art

Signature: Each figure stamped with the artist’s monogram, dated 76, stamped again 733S

Dennis Farr & Eva Chadwick, Lynn Chadwick: Sculptor, With a Complete Illustrated
Catalogue 1947-1988, Oxford, 1990, no. 733, illustration of another cast p. 282
Dennis Farr & Eva Chadwick, Lynn Chadwick: Sculptor, With a Complete Illustrated
Catalogue 1947-1996, Oxford, 1997, no. 733, illustration of another cast p. 304
Dennis Farr & Eva Chadwick, Lynn Chadwick, Sculptor, With a Complete Illustrated
Catalogue, 1947-2005, Hampshire, 2006, no. 733, illustration of another cast p. 313

Geert van der Veen, Toronto
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1979

About Lynn Chadwick

Lynn Chadwick was part of a generation of British sculptors who surprised audiences at the 1952 Venice Biennale by breaking with the tradition of carving sculpture from wood or stone. Instead, he welded iron and bronze rods into expressionistic, figurative works inspired by the human form and animals that nonetheless hovered close to abstraction. In his New York Times obituary, Ken Johnson noted, “In the 1950's [Chadwick] developed a spiky vocabulary of skeletal lines and rough planes organized into generalized images of people or animals that evoked feelings of pain, rage and fear.” He rejected what he saw as the amorphousness of stone, preferring to work with iron because it allowed him to “do a three dimensional drawing…which has a very definite shape.” In that sense, his work shared something with architecture, the field he originally pursued in his early career.

British, 1914-2003, London, United Kingdom