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Mark Richards

 

Biography

Mark Richards FRBS is regarded as one of the UK’s finest exponents of portrait sculpture, a genre which marries his unparalleled understanding of clay-modelling techniques with an instinctive empathy for people. He has a remarkable ability to interpret character and mood through form which is both delicate in touch and exquisite in detail.

 


‘I look for a sense of calm in my work, a stillness that might suggest self-containment or a thought process.’

 


Richards’ unusual talent for conveying the richness of sculptural form comes from a variety of sources and influences. He worked on restoration and media projects in his twenties, was a senior sculptor at Madame Tussauds in his early thirties, and has travelled extensively in Africa, Asia, North America and Europe. These experiences have exposed Richards to a variety of cultural and artistic environments. Significantly, they have added to the depth and presence that sculpture requires in its expression of both artistic quality and personality.


Mark Wagner. Stockbridge, Ma.. 2003


 

 

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