CORNER OF YORKSHIRE:
Woman with Child
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.