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- Artist: DUDLEY; Geoffrey (1918 - 1986)
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- Object Name: Sculpture
- ObjectNumber: S90
- Summary: Horizontal Sculpture comprised of many small geometric bronze pieces forming a busy scene.
- Description: The themes of trains and railways run strongly through the works of Wednesfield born sculptor Dudley. This sculpture, comprised of individual bronze pieces, represents crowds of people moving through a small, busy space. The proximity of the pieces and their uniformity of size and shape strengthen the realistic sense of activity associated with the hustle and bustle of a railway station. Dudley was a follower of the lost wax method of casting. On the main body of the train the text 'CP568 SAVE ME' can be seen. Dudley attended the Wolverhampton School of Art, 1936-39, under the teaching of RJ Emerson. His talent enabled him to study at the Royal College of Art (1939 and 1945-46) and he became a travelling scholar after the Second World War. Like a number of former Wolverhampton students, Dudley entered into teaching and held a number of prestigious posts including lecturer at Newcastle upon Tyne University 1946-63, and later, as Head of Sculpture at the Chelsea School of Art, 1974-1984. He returned to Wolverhampton as a visiting lecturer at the College of Art in the 1960's. A solo exhibition of his work called 'Trains and other things' was held at Wolverhampton Polytechnic in 1974.
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