Tonks, John

(1927 – 2012)

Three-quarter Length Female Nude, Arms Raised, 1980's

£2,900.00

Signed with initials on the slate base

Bronze, no 8/10

1 in stock

DESCRIPTION

Provenance:
Acquired directly from the artist, circa 1985

John Tonks was a sculptor who was born in Dudley, West Midlands. He studied at Birmingham School of Art, 1945-46 under William Bloye and at Wolverhampton College of Art, 1948-51. He exhibited at University of Birmingham in 1974 and his commissions include ‘Virgin Mary’ for St. Mary’s Church, Enville in Staffordshire and a ‘Risen Christ’ at Wombourne Parish Church. He was an elected a Fellow of the RBS and also held the position of Vice-President of that Society.

A retrospective exhibition of his work was held at the University of Birmingham in 1974. 

With thanks to Geoff Hassell. 

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THE ARTIST

Tonks, John

1927 – 2012

Sculptor who was born in Dudley, West Midlands. He studied at Birmingham School of Art, 1945-46 under William Bloye and at Wolverhampton College of Art, 1948-51. He exhibited at University of Birmingham in 1974 and his commissions include “Virgin Mary” for St. Mary’s Church, Enville in Staffordshire and a “Risen Christ” at Wombourne Parish Church. His more recent commissions include a statue of St. Cecilia at Pendrell Hall college near Wolverhampton. He is an elected a Fellow of the RBS.

With thanks to artbiogs.co.uk

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