FINE ART INVESTMENTS SINCE 1978
Title: "Red and Black II"
Series: Red and Black
*Signed LR *Extremely rare
Medium: Original Lithograph
Limited edition: 19/30
Framed size: 30.57" x 24.69"
Sheet size: 24.88" x 19.75"
Image size: 21.25" x 15.63"
Reference: Farr/Chadwick L3
Lynn Chadwick was an English artist known for his innovative bronze and steel sculptures of abstracted and expressive
figures and animals. Chadwick’s method is considered unique in his choice not to sketch his sculpture beforehand,
preferring instead to improvise and weld metal without a specific plan in place. He was born on November 24, 1914 in the
London suburb of Barnes and studied as an apprentice architect under Roger Thomas, who would encourage him towards
sculpture. Chadwick’s earliest sculptures were fragile mobiles constructed with balsa wood, copper, and brass, not unlike
those of Alexander Calder. In 1950, he had his first major exhibition of his mobiles at Gimpel Fils gallery, which led to
significant critical attention. The artist was then chosen to represent Britain at the 1956 Venice Biennale and was awarded its
International Sculpture Prize, becoming its then-youngest recipient. He debuted his first steel sculpture, Two Winged
Figures, for an outdoor show in 1962, and his works from this period are noted from their combination of abstract detail and
natural forms. He was named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1964 and a Commandeur des Arts et des
Lettres in 1993. He died on April 25, 2003 in Gloucestershire, England.