21st Century Gallery
Original Iron Sculpture 'Industry' by Hector Macdonald Sutton 1903-1995. Painted Black. 1951
REF: 2284 / LA226768
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This iron sculpture was executed in 1951 at the time of the 'Festival of Britain' and portrays this countries Industrial heritage. He lived and worked in the Midlands and the sculpture represents the areas, mining and railway industries. A fine historic piece by first rate artist. Painter, draughtsman, muralist, printmaker, teacher, and sculptor. Born in Staffordshire, studied at Southport and Liverpool schools of art , and latterly at the Royal College of Art, where his teachers included Tom Monnington and Randolph Schwabe. Between 1928-1937, he assisted Alfred Kingsley Lawrence, another of his tutors at the Royal College, to complete the Bank of England Murals. Working as a painter, mural artist, print maker and later sculptor, Sutton exhibited at the Royal Academy and in the provenances. Provenance; Purchaced by me from the artist.
21st Century Gallery has clarified that the Original Iron Sculpture 'Industry' by Hector Macdonald Sutton 1903-1995. Painted Black. 1951 (LA226768) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1951
The sculpture is in good condition. It has been repainted several times in the last 70 years.
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