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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Compton Pottery Coloured Ware

until
24 Jul

Conservation Open Studio

25 Jul

Watts Tots: Paint

26 Jul

Art Talks

26 Jul

Watts Chapel Tour

26 Jul

Meet the Artist: Greenwich Printmakers

27 Jul

The Make Space

28 Jul

Limnerslease Tours

until
28 Jul

Exhibition Tour: John Frederick Lewis: Facing Fame

30 Jul