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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Forest Listening: Liz K Miller

until
4 Oct

October Half Term

24 Oct
1 Nov

Unto This Last: Two Hundred Years of John Ruskin

until
1 Nov

Watts Academy Clay Club - Online

24 Oct
1 Nov

The Nature Library

until
1 Nov

Watts Ceramics

1 Oct
1 Nov

Summer Activities

until
1 Nov

Art and Action

17 Nov
21 Mar

Henry Scott Tuke

3 Apr
18 Jul