Sculptor in a variety of materials, especially of the female figure; draughtsman, teacher. He was born in Vienna, Austria, and studied at the Academy of Fine Art there, 1928–34, after a period as an apprentice engraver and student in the evenings at Vienna Arts and Crafts School. While teaching he met an Englishwoman who invited him to England where he settled at Dartington Hall with his own studio among other artists. Taught at Dartington Art School, 1937–9. After a period of internment in Canada in World War II returned to teach art at Blundell’s School, Devonshire, until 1945. Settled in London, he went on to teach at Bromley School of Art; Guildford School of Art; Chelsea School of Art, 1947–72; and became master of sculpture at Royal Academy Schools, 1969–82.

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

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