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Sean Henry

(1965-), Artist

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Sean Henry studied at Bristol Polytechnic, and his work is part of a number of international collections. Henry's outdoor installations include Walking Man (2000, Holland Park, London), Man with Potential Selves (2003, Newcastle) and Couple (2007), Britain's first permanent offshore sculpture located 300 meters off the coast of Northumberland, at Newbiggin Bay.

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Sir Tim Berners-Lee, by Sean Henry - NPG 6996

Sir Tim Berners-Lee

by Sean Henry
painted bronze, 2015
NPG 6996


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Stephen Waterhouse

01 January 2017, 15:16

Sean Henry is probably the greatest living sculptor of real people working in the UK today. The sculpture of Sir Time Berners-Lee that is now in the National Portrait Gallery is an excellent example. Another is his creation of The Wanderer (c2013) that may be the image of opera singer Bryn Terfel possibly from his leading role in Wagner 's The Ring Cycle or The Rower (2002) at the Henley Rowing Museum based on the UK's greatest medal winning rower.. His work over his career has included some images like Thinking Man, Wlaking Man and Standing Woman that are suggestive in content, but his sculptures are always real and recognizable. I don't know the models for his 40' high sculture, The Couple (2007), that is located out to sea off the coast of Newbiggin, but there will be someone he has modeled this after. The National Portrait Gallery will no doubt add more of his work over time as he is amongst the best to produce sculptures of real people.

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