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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Conservation Open Studio

21 Jun

Limnerslease Tours: The Artists' Home

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24 Jun

The Make Space

24 Jun

James Henry Pullen: Exhibition Tour

26 Jun

Conservation Open Studio

28 Jun

Artist in Residence Open Studio: Christopher Eales

29 Jun

Limnerslease Tours: The Artists' Home

26 Jun
1 Jul

The Make Space

1 Jul

Limnerslease Tours: The Artists' Home

3 Jul
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