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Kenneth Armitage

 (1916 - 2002)
Kenneth Armitage was active/lived in United Kingdom, England.  Kenneth Armitage is known for Semi-abstract sculpture.

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Kenneth Armitage (1916-2002)

Born July 18, 1916, he was among the most significant British sculptors of the 20th century.  In the elongated, fragile forms of his work, his overriding concern was always with humanity; a preoccupation with feelings expressed through the language of the body.  The figurative image of man remained central to his work, and his departures into the world of non-figuration were always of short duration.  He saw his sculpture as a way of communicating essential truths. "I believe that art is something shared among us and feel almost apologetic for the effort and specialization involved in its production," he wrote early in his career, in 1955.  In 1958, he won best international Bri   ...  Displaying 750 of 4819 characters.

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