THE DAVID WYNNE COLLECTION
David Wynne - Sculptor
We are delighted to have recently acquired a significant private collection of sculpture by David Wynne. All of the sculpture come from the artists family and range throughout his working life. They are not to be missed so do contact us for full details , provenance and prices. Images will be uploaded in the coming weeks.
David Wynne has long been a favourite of ours , having first being introduced to his work by his friend and fellow artist John Pawle. David Wynne has created more London sculptures than any other twentieth century artist yet he is not a household name. David was educated at Stowe School where there is now a bequeathed collection of his work. He went on then serve in the Royal Navy at the end of World War II and read Zoology at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was excused study and examination , as the Fellows regarded him as being most use to society as a sculptor than a zoologist. He finally took up sculpture professionally in 1950. It was as a result of a conversation between his father and the sculptor Jacob Epstein, that his father used his last capital to buy his son a studio at Campden Hill Gardens , London and paid for lessons with the sculptor Georg Ehrlich.
David Wynne had his first exhibition in 1955 at the Leicester Galleries in London , sharing it with the great artist Keith Vaughan. It was not long after this that his career really took off with commissions for a bronze of the cricketer Denis Compton also Sir Thomas Beecham, and a huge work for the construction giant Taylor Woodrow.
David Wynne went on to produce some of our most well known an best loved public works such as the Boy and a Dolphin located on London's Embankment ; Girl and a Dolphin at Tower Bridge; Guy the Gorilla at London Zoo and Fred Perry statue outside centre court at Wimbledon. In recent years his work has become highly sought after by collectors all over the world and in March 2017 a large 1:3 size example of Boy with Dolphin from an edition of 6 realised £353,000 in a Christie’s auction sale. His smaller works have also followed suit with a version of The Dancers making £28,000 in November 2018. In our opinion his sculpture now represents a great opportunity to acquire a quality work of Modern British Art that are not only aesthetically beautiful but a solid investment opportunity .
Here at Blondes Fine Art in Hertfordshire, we currently have a wonderful selection of work available from a private collection with outstanding provenance, so please do contact us for more details .