John Davies

English (born 1946)
John Davies For the Last Time 1970 - 1972 © John Davies, courtesy of Marlborough Fine Art

Biography

Born 1946
Nationality English

Born in Cheshire, Davies studied sculpture at the Slade School of Fine Art in London, under Reg Butler, from 1967 to 1969. In the late 1960s Davies began making body and head casts in plaster, incorporating glass eyes and clothing the figures in real clothes. He became particularly well-known for his life-size figures with deathly-grey faces, which were exhibited both individually and in groups. The groups of figures were posed in such a way as to make the exhibition space into a theatre, with numerous combinations of figures possible, suggesting a number of different relationships.