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'Study for Viking IV'

Date made: 1997

Artist: Sandle, Michael

Description: A study of two Viking figures drawn in chalk, ink and watercolour. The work is one of a series of drawings produced by Michael Sandle whilst working on the designs for the bronze sculpture 'Viking'. The final sculpture, 'Viking', was commissioned by the Isle of Man Arts Council for installation at the entrance of Port Erin Arts Centre. The vertical larger than life size sculpture depicts a Viking warrior with sword, surrounded by shields, laid out in the prow of a Viking long ship.

Michael Sandle is a world renowned sculptor and artist. He studied at the Douglas School of Art and Technology from 1951 to 1954, and later studied printmaking at the Slade School of Fine Art, London. Since the 1960s Sandle has taught in various art schools and universities in Britain, Canada and Germany and from 1980 was the Professor of Sculpture at the Akademie der Bildenden Kunste, Karlsruhe, Germany. He has now retired from teaching and lives in England.

Measurements: frame: 102 x 86 cm

Materials: Paper: Chalk, Ink, Watercolour

Object name: Drawing

Collection: Art Collection

ID number: 1998-0186

Subject tags : #artgallerypeople


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