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Exhibition masterwork: Joseph Conrad by Sir Jacob Epstein

© The estate of Jacob Epstein. Image © Manchester City Galleries


The Society of Portrait Sculptors

The Gallery in Cork Street

28 Cork Street



Monday 14 May – Saturday 19 May 2012

Mon, Tue & Friday 10am to 5pm

Wed & Thurs 10am to 7pm

Saturday 10am to 3pm

The Society of Portrait Sculptors’ annual open exhibition is the UK’s only forum for

contemporary portrait sculpture.

Now in its 49th year, the exhibition extends a warm welcome to practising sculptors,

students and art lovers, whether familiar with or new to the form.

An ideal hunting ground for designers or individuals seeking inspiration for commissions, the

exhibition showcases some 66 figurative sculptures, around one half of which are chosen

from open submissions by non-members.

Emerging talent will feature alongside the widely acclaimed work of members and the

Masterwork for 2012: a bronze portrait bust (1924) of Joseph Conrad by Sir Jacob Epstein;

and there will be short lecture on this piece in the Gallery at 1230 on Wednesday 16th May

given by Dr Jonathan Black.

In addition to a very informative exhibition catalogue there will be available for sale the

Society’s popular training DVD which features four 30 minute films of highly regarded

sculptors Paul W Fletcher ARCA, Neal French FRBS, Vlasta Prachatická and Brian Taylor

FRBS at work in their studios.

Entry: Free

Note to Editors

The DVD is also available via the Society of Portrait Sculptors’ website, price £35.