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"Fool" by Lydia Karpinska
This is the “fool”, a homage to Cecil Collins MBE (1908 -1989 ). A life-size bronze resin with images of his most iconic paintings.
British painter of visionary subjects, born in Plymouth. He studied at Plymouth School of Art, 1923–7, and at the Royal College of Art, 1927–31. In 1936 he took part in the International Surrealist Exhibition in London, but he quickly repudiated Surrealism. He had a mystical outlook and was influenced by the prophetic writings of William Blake and by the American artist Mark *Tobey, who introduced him to the Baha’i religion and to the art and philosophy of the Far East (Tobey was artist-in-residence at Dartington Hall, a progressive school in Devon, 1931–8, and Collins taught there, 1939–43)
Lydia Karpinska B.A. (Central St Martins) M.R.B.S. Works mainly in the figurative tradition in a variety of sizes and approaches in bronze and bronze-resin.
Member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors