Antony Dufort FRSS

Margaret Thatcher
Margaret Thatcher

Date 2007 Material Bronze Size Over life-size Location Members Lobby, Palace of Westminster

Testing For Gas
Testing For Gas

Date 2005 Material Bronze Size Over life-size Location Silverhill near Mansfield Notts.

Bowler
Bowler

Title Bowler Date 2002 Material Bronze Size Over life-size Location Lord's Ground, St John's Wood, London

Cardinal Basil Hume
Cardinal Basil Hume

Title Cardinal Basil Hume Date 2003 Material Bronze Size Over life-size Location Ampleforth Abbey Yorks.

King Henry VIII with gyr falcon
King Henry VIII with gyr falcon

Date 2011 Material Jesmonite Size Location Greenwich Heritage Centre, Woolwich

Antony Dufort
Antony Dufort

Title Mother and child Date 1997 Material Plaster for bronze Size Less than life-size Location London Oratory School

About 

Antony Dufort learnt to paint and draw from his maternal grandmother Doris de Halpert, a pupil of Sickert. After a successful international career as a portrait painter, film storyboard artist and illustrator he developed a passion for sculpture in his mid thirties. An informal apprenticeship with Remo Fiorini at the Fiorini Foundry helped launch a new career as a public sculptor. He enjoys the collaborative aspect of site specific sculpture and the enjoyment that it can add for local people. In his private work he continues to paint and make small sculptures involving movement and dance. He believes, perhaps unfashionably, that a strong grounding in draughtsmanship is still vital for sculpture as well as painting.

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BORN

1948

EDUCATION

  • New College Oxford, History Scholar

  • Winchester School of Art

  • Chelsea School of Art, Diploma in Art and Design

  • Chelsea School of Art, Masters Degree in Fine Art

  • Goldsmith's College Postgraduate Art Teachers course

STUDIO

London and The Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

MATERIALS

Bronze, Jesmonite

 

 

 

COMMISSIONS & AWARDS/PRIZES


2012 Bronze relief plaque Commissioned by London Borough of Merton for presentation to HM The Queen on behalf of the South London Boroughs in her Jubilee Year.

 

2011 Bronze sculpture 'Diving catch' Commissioned by 'The 40 English Sporting Bodies'. Presented to HRH the Duke of Edinburgh at a 90th birthday celebration lunch at Lord's Ground. 

2010 Royal Borough of Greenwich. Sculptures of King Henry VII, King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth 1. Greenwich Heritage Centre, Woolwich. 

2007 'Margaret Thatcher'. Over life size bronze for Members' Lobby of the House of Commons 

2006 Nottinghamshire County Council. Large bonze relief plaque to celebrate the hand-over of restored colliery sites by the Coal Authority to the Forestry Commission. 

2005 'Testing for gas'. Over life-size bronze sculpture of a miner. Tribute to the coal miners and 85 Collieries of the Nottinghamshire coalfields, 1815-2005. Silverhill near Mansfield Notts. 

2003 'Cardinal Basil Hume OSB'. Over life-size bronze bust for the grounds of Ampleforth Abbey. 

2002 'Bowler' Over life-size bronze commissioned by MCC for Lord's Ground, London. 

2000 Tribute sculpture to the miners of the Forest of Dean Glos. Life-size bronze sculpture commissioned by Forest of Dean District Council and Cinderford labour party. Cinderford Gloucestershire. 

1997 London Oratory School. 'Mother and child'.

Bronze sculpture, under life-size for the school Chapel.

Prizes/Awards:
New York Public Library. Award for 'best book for young adults' For 'Ballet Steps, practice to performance' 1986 and 1991 (revised edition) an illustrated guide to Classical Ballet technique.

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

  • Greenwich Heritage Centre, Woolwich London

  • National Coal Mining Museum, Cap House Colliery, Wakefield

  • The Tank Museum, Dorset 

  • MCC Museum at Lord's Ground

  • Palace of Westminster

  • HM The Queen

  • Eton College

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