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Ivor Roberts-Jones

BORN:
1913 - 1996

EDUCATION & CAREER:
Ivor Roberts-Jones was born in Oswestry, where one of his works, “The Borderland Farmer”, stands in the town centre. He studied at Oswestry School and Worksop College before attending Goldsmiths College, London and The Royal Academy of Arts. During the Second World War he served in the Burma Campaign.
Robert-Jones was a founder member of the Society of Portrait Sculptors in 1953 and was head of the sculpture department at Goldsmith’s College of Art from 1964-1978. He established his reputation for portrait sculpture including commissions for Yehudi Menuhin and George Thomas, Viscount Tonypandy, as well as over life size figures including Field Marshall Viscount slim of Burma and Field Marshall Viscount Alanbrooke both of which stand in Whitehall.
In 1971 he was commissioned to produce the full-length statue of Winston Churchill which now stands in Parliament Square, London, which is, without doubt, his most famous work. He later indicated that the pose of the statue had been largely inspired by the photograph of the grim-faced and sorrowful Churchill inspecting the smouldering bomb wreckage of the chamber of his beloved House of Commons on the morning of 11th May 1941.
Ivor Robert-Jones ‘portrays him as the wartime leader at the time of the Normandy Landings and the return of the Allies of Europe. Consequently the figure exudes total confidence: facing the Houses of Parliament, their greatest servant in modern times is portrayed as a giant at the height of his powers’.

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