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Anne Curry Sculptures
Anne was born in Charente and educated in Bordeaux, Paris and Oxford. While studying History of Art, and particularly Egyptology, she became fascinated by the physical, often magical impact of sculpture across the ages and civilisations. After a career in publishing in Paris, she settled in England, in East Anglia, where the large skies and the dramatic light drew her back to her earlier passion for painting. It was through painting that she started exploring three-dimensional representation and took up sculpture. It was a revelation: nothing could have prepared her for the sheer joy and excitement of creation in clay.
She was then fortunate to study under Rosemary Barnett, now Principal of the Frink School of Figurative Sculpture. Anne started exhibiting and taking commissions. She tackled stone carving at West Dean College and discovered that the very different mental approach imposed by stone was just as exciting as that of clay.
Selected Commissions/collections:
Anne specialises in figurative sculpture, particularly portraits, and enjoys the challenge and discipline of capturing not only the sitter’s features, but most crucially his or her personality. She is known for her sensitive portraits of children but relishes sculpting the mature face. She has sculpted the busts of Lord Jenkins of Hillhead, Home Secretary and Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Labour administration of Harold Wilson, and of Lord Heseltine, Deputy Prime Minister in the Conservative government of John Major. She has also sculpted the busts of two of the presidents of the Tribunal de Commerce in Paris. She has recently been commissioned to sculpt the bust of John Major, Prime Minister from 1991 to 1997, for the House of Commons.
Group Exhibitions:
Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, London

Galerie France, Bordeaux

Galerie des Saints-Peres, Paris
1994, 1996

London Contemporary Art Fair for Business Art

National Portrait Gallery, London: "Breaking the Mould: Material and Methods of Sculpture"

Society of Portrait Sculptors, London
1997, 1999, 2002, 2006

Royal Society of British Artists, London

Galerie Chantal Kiener, Paris: solo exhibition of watercolours

FN Gallery: "New York AD2000", New York

Marie-Caroline de Petiville, Paris

Clotilde Vulliemin, Geneva

Ardeane Gallery, London, with Fine Art Commissions

Art London, with Fine Art Commissions
2003, 2004

Olympia Antiques Fair, and BADA Fair, London, with Stephen Jack Fine Arts
Artist's Statement:
Anne’s sculptures have featured in a BBC2 programme on the works of art in the House of Commons. She is a member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors and exhibits regularly with the Society of Portrait Sculptors.
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