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Great British Sculpture, Sculptors and Land Artists

Updated on October 3, 2014

An Introduction to Great British Sculpture, Sculptors and Land Artists

This site is about really great sculpture and really great sculptors and land artists in Great Britain.

These are the ones whose work attracts people who come to view it from miles around plus the ones which have passed the art history test and are still well regarded despite having lived a long time ago

Large Upright Internal External Form by Henry Moore - exhibited at Kew Gardens in 2007
Large Upright Internal External Form by Henry Moore - exhibited at Kew Gardens in 2007 | Source

This sculpture is seen here in the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew where a retrospective exhibition of Henry Moore's work was held from 15 September 2007 to 30 March 2008.

In total 28 outdoor sculptures were sited within this world heritage site

Modern British Sculpture

Modern British Sculpture
Modern British Sculpture

This book explores British Sculpture over the last 130 years

Hardcover: 314 pages

Publisher: Royal Academy Books

(March 1, 2011)

 
The Angel of the North by Antony Gormley RA - near Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, England
The Angel of the North by Antony Gormley RA - near Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, England | Source
Another Place (Crosby Beach) by Antony Gormley
Another Place (Crosby Beach) by Antony Gormley | Source
Sculpture Exposure (2010) by Antony Gormley in Lelystad/The Netherlands.
Sculpture Exposure (2010) by Antony Gormley in Lelystad/The Netherlands. | Source

Really Great British Sculptors and Land Artists

Three of the best known sculptors and land artists on an international stage are

  • Henry Moore,
  • Antony Gormley and
  • Andy Goldsworthy


Striding Arch sculpture by Andy Goldsworthy on Colt Hill
Striding Arch sculpture by Andy Goldsworthy on Colt Hill | Source
Not an ordinary sheepfold! Sheepfold, High Tilberthwaite, nr Coniston, Cumbria - by Andy Goldsworthy
Not an ordinary sheepfold! Sheepfold, High Tilberthwaite, nr Coniston, Cumbria - by Andy Goldsworthy | Source
Storm King Wall by Andy Goldsworthy
Storm King Wall by Andy Goldsworthy | Source
Alison Lapper pregnant by Mark Quinn - on the Fourth plinth, Trafalgar Square, London
Alison Lapper pregnant by Mark Quinn - on the Fourth plinth, Trafalgar Square, London | Source

Sculpture Victorious: Art in an Age of Invention, 1837–1901

Sculpture Victorious: Art in an Age of Invention, 1837–1901 (Yale Center for British Art)
Sculpture Victorious: Art in an Age of Invention, 1837–1901 (Yale Center for British Art)

Sculpture Victorious highlights the diversity, originality, and ubiquity of sculptural production during the reign of Queen Victoria.

 
Large Reclining Figure (in the distance) by Henry Moore
Large Reclining Figure (in the distance) by Henry Moore | Source
Sheep Piece by Henry Moore
Sheep Piece by Henry Moore | Source
Double Oval by Henry Moore
Double Oval by Henry Moore | Source

Map : Yorkshire Sculpture Park

© 2014 Katherine Tyrrell

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      Katherine Tyrrell 2 years ago from London

      I think you've maybe misinterpreted the scope of this hub.

      * This an introduction only and there is no intention to provide in-depth information ON THE HUB.

      * The hub is a compendium of WHERE TO FIND more information about great British sculptors and land artists.

      For example, I've already developed three hubs about world class sculptors and land artists. Did you not find the links?

      See the links to Links to websites about....

      About Henry Moore - Famous British Sculptor

      About Sir Antony Gormley - British Sculptor

      About Andy Goldsworthy - British Land Artist

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Great photos of sculptures, but I would have liked more information on the artists here rather than just a plethora of links.

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      Andrew Spacey 2 years ago from Near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire,UK

      Thank you for this - full of information and links to other sites. Helpful. It would be great to read about your opinion of these works.

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      Marian Cates 2 years ago from Stevenson, WA

      I love the Gormley sculptures! I'd never heard of him before. The "Double Oval" by Henry Moore is very strong.

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      peachy 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Oh i like netherland sculpture, reminds me of mickey mouse

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