Lynn Chadwick

Winged Figures

About this artwork

This is a maquette (small model) for a much larger work, over two metres tall, now in the Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels. The half-human, half-insect figures are typical of Chadwick's work in the early to mid 1950s. Although the figures are bonded at the waist in an overtly sexual manner, they are from a series of pieces inspired by rock-and-roll dancing. There are several similar works by Chadwick called Teddy Boy and Girl. The use of wings on the figures is connected to Chadwick's experience as a pilot during the war.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
    Lynn ChadwickEnglish (1914 - 2003)
  • title:
    Winged Figures
  • date created:
    1955
  • materials:
    Bronze
  • measurements:
    55.90 x 33.50 x 30.50 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1960
  • accession number:
    GMA 761
  • gallery:
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve
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Lynn Chadwick

Lynn Chadwick