Thomas Bayliss Huxley-Jones (1908-1969):
Two standing nudes 1952
Framed (ref: 3284)
Signed and dated
Wax crayon with scratching out, 13 x 10 in. (33 x 25.4 cm.)
Provenance: Gwyneth Holt, (the artist's wife); private collection circa 1980
Huxley-Jones was a sculptor in a variety of materials who studied at Wolverhampton School of Art under Robert Emerson, 1924-9, and at the Royal College of Art, 1929-33, under Richard Garbe and Gilbert Ledward. He was married to the sculptor Gwyneth Holt, from whom this drawing was acquired. He exhibited RA, NEAC, RSA, SSA and RBSA. Huxley-Jones' sculpture is generally smooth and simple in profile, as depicted in Arthur T Broadbent's monograph Sculpture Today in Great Britain 1940-43, and in Eric Newton's companion volume British Sculpture 1944-46. Huxley-Jones completed a large volume of public work, at the BBC Television Centre, London, in Chelmsford Cathedral, outside Hornsey Library and in London's Hyde Park. Aberdeen and Wolverhampton Art Galleries hold his work.