Woman with Child

Yorkshire Post - YP Magazine - - Front Page -

IN a quiet square, near the Uni­tar­ian chapel in the heart of Sh­effield are three im­pos­ing bronze sculp­tures, each of the fe­male form – the one here is Woman With Child, by the lo­cally-born artist Ge­orge Fullard. This is a tran­quil spot, even though it is next to busy Nor­folk Street, and Fullard, who was born in 1924, would, per­haps, have ap­pre­ci­ated the quiet, for he served in the army dur­ing Sec­ond World War.

He was in­volved in the bat­tle for Monte Cassino, dur­ing which thou­sands of men on both sides were killed and in­jured.

Away from the front­line, Fullard stud­ied at the Sh­effield Col­lege of Arts and Crafts, and later went on to the Royal Col­lege of Art.

When he died, trag­i­cally young in 1974, he was Head of the Chelsea School of Art. His work is held by The Tate and The Arts Coun­cil and, of course, by his na­tive city, but he re­mains one of the art world’s for­got­ten tal­ents.

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