Sculpture: Intellectuals Without Trauma

"Forty years ago, the idea of there being a great English sculptor was as remote as a Hottentot becoming prime minister of Scotland," says one British artist. Today Great Britain has become a hotbed of new sculptors, with three museum shows in London currently devoted to their renaissance. Miraculous as the new flowering appears, the sculpture bloom began in the 1930s, when British artists found the seeds for their ideas on the Continent from such sources as Brancusi, Archipenko and Picasso, repotted their findings in good English earth, and began producing a...

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