Stephen Kettle

2007 slate statue of Alan Turing by Stephen Kettle at Bletchley Park.[1]

Stephen Kettle (born 12 July 1966, in Castle Bromwich, Warwickshire, England) is a British sculptor who works exclusively with slate.[2][3]

Kettle is a self-taught sculptor with no formal training.[3] His best known works include Supermarine Spitfire designer R. J. Mitchell, commissioned for the Science Museum in London,[4] which was the first statue of its type in the world,[citation needed] and a life size statue of Alan Turing, the founder of computer science and Enigma codebreaker,[5] commissioned by the American philanthropist Sidney E Frank for Bletchley Park in Buckinghamshire.[1] Kettle lives with his wife and three children in west London.[6]

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  1. ^ a b "Bletchley Park Unveils Statue Commemorating Alan Turing". Retrieved 2007-06-30.
  2. ^ Stephen Kettle — The Artist.
  3. ^ a b "Stephen Kettle: Profile". Turner Fine Arts. Retrieved 15 March 2016.
  4. ^ Fenton, Ben (2005-09-15). "Why have we never honoured man who invented the Spitfire?". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2007-06-30.
  5. ^ TurnerFineArts (11 June 2012). "Stephen Kettle does life size sculpture of Alan Turing 500,000 pieces of slate". YouTube. Retrieved 15 March 2016.
  6. ^ "Stephen Kettle". UK: Morley Contemporary Art. Retrieved 2007-06-30.

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