Prolific sculptor, painter, illustrator, designer and lecturer, born in Glossop, Derbyshire, who attended Manchester Regional College of Art, 1951–2. In 1952 he emigrated with his parents to New Zealand, working at sculpture and drawing between jobs, then attended Auckland Teachers’ College, 1959–61. From 1963 Tony Stones was employed by Television New Zealand, initially as a set designer, latterly as head of design, 1978–83, while continuing to sculpt. In 1983 Stones returned to England, as a full-time sculptor-painter living in Oxford for many years, although latterly he was based in Lechlade on Thames, Gloucestershire. He was president of the SPS, a fellow of the RBS, a member of the Sculptors’ Society of Ireland and of the common room, Wolfson College, Oxford.

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

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