The Sculpture of William Turnbull
written by Amanda Davidson
Lund Humphries Publishers | ISBN 9780853318910
Hardback – 208 pages
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William Turnbull (born in 1922), painter and sculptor, is one of Britain's most influential artists. This in-depth historical account of his sculpture also presents a complete catalogue of his sculptural works. A graduate of sculpture from the Slade School of Art, London, Turnbull was more interested in the modernist art that thrived in Paris than with the English Neo-Romanticism promoted at the Slade in the late 1940s. He moved to Paris in 1948, returning to London two years later, inspired by the work he encountered in Europe. Since his first experiences in Paris, Turnbull has maintained his interest in contemporary trends but has always had a preoccupation with modernism. This has manifested itself in a wealth of challenging and varied work - including his visionary archetypal 'Masks', 'Heads' and 'Idols' and his 'Totem' sculptures - all of which are recorded in Amanda Davidson's fascinating and thoroughly researched catalogue.