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Sean Crampton

BORN:
Sean Crampton was born in Manchester 1919 – 1999

PARENTS:
The eldest son of an architect

EARLY LIFE:
By the age of 12 he had already discovered a preference for the arts while taking silversmithing classes at the Vittoria junior school of art in Birmingham. He later developed this talent in the sculpture department at Birmingham's Central College of Art. A period as apprentice to Fernand Léger followed, working at the older sculptor's studio in Paris.During the War he saw action in the Western Desert and Sicily, and was awarded the Military Cross and the George Medal. The years (1946-50) that he spent as Professeur de Sculpture at the Anglo- French Art Centre in St John's Wood, London, he would subsequently look back upon as being influential in his development as a sculptor; they witnessed his increasing technical mastery and creative adventurousness, which went hand in hand with his own inspirations - his love of mythology, history (both human and natural) and the deeper world of the spirit.

EDUCATION:
Studied at the School of Art in Birmingham, then the Central School of Art before working on his own and at Fernand Leger’s studio in Paris

MEDIUMS USED IN WORK:
Fabricated bronze

EXHIBITIONS:
Besides exhibiting at the Royal Academy and other institutional galleries, Crampton held 17 one- man shows in the West End over a period of nearly four decades. Works on a more heroic scale were commissioned by civic organisations, colleges (two at Cambridge), churches and convents. He was particularly gratified when he was asked to create the war memorial for his own regiment. Several of his most notable works earned him awards from the Civic Trust and from the Royal Society of British Sculptors. He had been a member of that body since 1953 and served as its president for five years (1966- 71).

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