Geoffrey Dashwood (British, b.1947)
Birth Place: Hampshire, England, UK
Who is sculptor Geoffrey Dashwood?
Geoffrey Dashwood is a sculptor who specializes in making bronze sculptures of the wild birds of his native UK. His work is known for its minimalist qualities, he prefers to forego surface details in favor of precise sharp lines to create a more organic representation of the birds, rather than a one to one reproduction.
His work has been commissioned by universities and public institutions all over the world and appears in the collections of Rice University, The International Center for Wildlife art in Gloucestershire, the Gana Art Collection in Seoul, and the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Wyoming. He also has pieces at The Scottish Seabird Center and the Royal Collection of Her Majesty the Queen in Sandringham, UK.
What kind of art does Geoffrey Dashwood make?
Geoffrey Dashwood makes large bronze sculptures of birds native to the UK. He prefers a minimalist aesthetic, with clean lines and sparse details to find a truer essence of what that bird represents. His economy of details belies the true depth of a Dashwood piece. It is evident that there is a magnetic pull between Dashwood and his subjects. “Birds have been a personal passion since childhood,” Dashwood says. “I am constantly and inexplicably drawn back to them for inspiration.”
How did sculptor Geoffrey Dashwood get started?
Geoffrey Dashwood was born in the south of England. His early life was spent in rural areas, where he found a deep love of nature, especially birds. He studied at the Southampton College of Art for a short time, but left school to join the Forestry Commission. It was then that his love for birds grew to an obsession, as a keeper in the New Forest National Park in the south of England. The isolation of the job allowed Dashwood to hone his artistic craft, getting commissions for paintings and illustrations in the early 1980s. He soon moved to his trademark sculptures made of stone, then later bronze.
How much are Geoffrey Dashwood sculptures worth?
Geoffrey Dashwood’s sculptures can be worth anywhere from a thousand dollars up to $30,000. The highest price ever paid for a Geoffrey Dashwood piece was $30,950 for the bronze sculpture A Large Bronze Model of a Peacock (date not given) on December 17th, 2014. It’s a prototypical Dashwood piece, almost classical in look due to its minimalist lines and choice of materials. Dashwood’s aesthetics are extremely pleasing to even casual collectors, and any prospective buyer would be wise to watch for a Dashwood when it becomes available. They make a great addition to any collection.
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