- Raymond Mason
Raymond Mason (b. 1922 in
Birmingham, England) is a sculptor.
He trained at the
Birmingham School of Arts and Craftsunder William Bloye, the Royal College of Art(for one term), and Slade School of Art. He has lived and worked in Parissince 1946.
He is known for his sculptures of tightly packed people made from clay, with works on
McGill College Avenuein Montreal; the Tuileries, Paris; Georgetown, Washington, D.C.; and Madison Avenue, New York. His controversial 1991 work, "Forward!" in Birmingham's Centenary Square was destroyed by arsonon 17 April 2003.
He was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for "services to sculpture and to Anglo-French relations" in the
New Year Honours2002.
*Mason, Raymond (2003) "At Work in Paris - Raymond Mason on Art and Artists". Thames And Hudson. ISBN 0-500-51114-4
*Edwards, Michael (1994) "Raymond Mason". Thames And Hudson. ISBN 0-500-09245-1
*George T. Noszlopy, edited Jeremy Beach, "Public Sculpture of Birmingham including Sutton Coldfield", 1998, ISBN 0-85323-692-5
* [http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/GenerateContent?CONTENT_ITEM_ID=884&CONTENT_ITEM_TYPE=0&MENU_ID=1 Birmingham City Council - page on Forward! sculpture]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/west_midlands/2956701.stm BBC news story on the arson attack on "Forward!"]
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