Sculptor in metals, wood, rubbish and objects from toy shops. Was also an outstanding draughtsman and teacher. Born in Sheffield, Yorkshire, the son of a miner, he studied art at the College of Art there, 1938–42. After war service in the Army, during which he was badly injured at the battle for Cassino, Fullard studied at Royal College of Art, 1945–7 under the sculptors Frank Dobson and Richard Garbe, then lived in Paris. From 1963 he was in charge of the sculpture department at Chelsea School of Art. Militarism and ships and the sea were leading themes in Fullard’s work, which was always an exploration into unknown possibilities. He said that “the artist works towards the miracle of making visible that which apparently did not exist.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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