Sculptor in wood, stone and bronze, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia. After moving to England she trained as a zoologist and did biological research for 18 years, during much of that period attending evening classes at Birmingham College of Art. In 1965 Dr Mandl married, gave up her readership at University of Birmingham and concentrated on sculpture. Her bronzes were made from carvings, not from clay models, and featured wildlife subjects. The surface of her work was highly polished and she experimented with two-tone effects. In 1967 she became a full member of Devon Guild of Craftsmen; in 1971 was elected a sculptor-member of RSMA; in 1978 RWA made her a full member; and in 1980 she was raised to a fellowship of RBS. She showed at RA, Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, Phoenix Gallery in Lavenham, Coach House in Guernsey, RWA and Rooksmoor Gallery, Bath.

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

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