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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Collections - Online

until
24 Feb

Artist in Residence: Chris Pavia

until
21 Mar

Art & Action Trail

until
21 Mar

Belonging

until
21 Mar

IN PRINT: 20/20 Vision

until
25 Apr

Art & Action

until
23 May

Henry Scott Tuke

7 Jun
12 Sep