Sculpture Gallery

Watts only began to seriously turn to sculpture when he was in his fifties and safely established as a subject painter and portraitist. He never actually trained in sculpture, but as a young boy had studied in the studio of the sculptor William Behnes and was inspired by the naturalism of the anatomy, the grandeur of form and the folds of drapery in the Elgin Marbles housed at the British Museum. He admired their storytelling, as each fragmented part of the marbles relates a story from ancient Greek life and mythology.

Watts believed that the best sculpture showed movement and life, demonstrated in his magnificent artwork Physical Energy, among others in this gallery.

Upcoming Events and Exhibitions

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IN PRINT: 20/20 Vision

until
25 Apr

Art & Action

until
23 May

The Make Space

23 May

Watts Chapel Tour

28 May

The Artists’ Village Walking Tour

29 May

The Make Space

30 May

The Artists’ Village Walking Tour

5 Jun

The Make Space: Spring Patterns

30 May
6 Jun

The Make Space

6 Jun