David Wynne (sculptor)

David Wynne OBE (25 May 1926 – 4 September 2014)[1] was a British sculptor of figures, animals, and portraits.

Biography edit

Born in Lyndhurst, Hampshire, son of Commander Charles Edward Wynne and Millicent (née Beyts), Wynne was educated at Stowe School[2] and then served in the Royal Navy during World War II and read Zoology at Trinity College, Cambridge, taking up sculpture professionally in 1950. He married Gillian Grant, daughter of the writer Joan Grant, in 1959 and had two sons, Edward and Roland, who formed psychedelic rock band Ozric Tentacles.[3]

He did a bronze sculpture of The Beatles in 1964 and subsequently introduced them to the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (of whom he also did a sculpture).[4]

He was awarded the OBE in 1994.[5]

Works edit

Teamwork (1958)
Cresta Rider (1985)
The Messenger (1981)

Wynne's sculptures include:

Portraits include:

Girl with a dolphin (1973)

References edit

  1. ^ "Weekend birthdays", The Guardian, p. 58, 24 May 2014
  2. ^ "Stowe House - The David Wynne Collection".
  3. ^ a b Hodgkinson, Thomas W. (5 November 2023). "The naked girl with a dolphin at Tower Bridge? That's me, says Virginia Wade". The Sunday Times. ISSN 0140-0460. Retrieved 5 November 2023.
  4. ^ "David Wynne obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  5. ^ "David Wynne OBE (1926–2014)". stowe.co.uk.
  6. ^ John Blackwood (1989). London's Immortels. The Complete Outdoor Commemorative Statues. Savoy Press. ISBN 0951429604.

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