Surrealist | Modern | Post-War Art

10 May 2013

BLAIN|SOUTHERN AND BLAIN|DI DONNA GALLERIES TO REPRESENT THE ESTATE OF LYNN CHADWICK

The directors of Blain|Southern and Blain|Di Donna are delighted to announce that the galleries will be exclusively representing the estate of Lynn Chadwick.

The artist’s widow, Eva Chadwick, said: “After nearly fifty years of working with my husband Lynn Chadwick’s sculptures, I feel the time has come to hand over to Blain/Southern and Blain/Di Donna, international galleries that will be better able to further his reputation in Europe and in the USA.”

Sarah Chadwick, the artist’s daughter, will continue to assist Blain|Southern and Blain|Di Donna, while his other children Simon, Daniel, and Sophie Chadwick will also contribute to the family enterprise.

Harry Blain, director ofBlain|Southern, said, “We are delighted to be representing the estate of Lynn Chadwick, who is without doubt one of the foremost contemporary artists of the last six decades. Everyone at the gallery is looking forward to working closely with the Chadwick family on various projects which will bring his work to an even wider audience and greater recognition.”

Lynn Chadwick was born in Barnes, London, in 1914 and died at his home Lypiatt Park, Gloucestershire, in 2003 aged 88. He was one of the leading British sculptors of post-war Britain, known primarily for his metal works that were often inspired by the human form and the natural world, but which also at times veered close to abstraction. Producing sculptures that were defined through their exploration of form, stance, line, balance and attitude, Chadwick defined a new method of working that marked a departure from previously dominant sculptural traditions.  Embracing iron structures, plaster filler and industrial compounds, he produced works that explored the dematerialisation of mass and the vitality of line.

Today, the artist’s works are featured in numerous public collections including the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark; Centre Georges Pompidou, France; Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Italy; Moderna Museet, Sweden; National Galleries of Scotland; Royal Academy of Arts, Tate and the British Council, UK; and the Museum of Modern Art, New York, US.