(1909 - 1992)
Sam Tonkiss was active/lived in England. Sam Tonkiss is known for realist portrait bust sculpture, male heads.
Biography Sam Tonkiss
Samuel Tonkiss was born in Shropshire and moved to Todmorden in West Yorkshire where he worked as a journalist. In 1959 began to sculpt a series of portrait busts, some of which were cast in small editions. An earlier head of Lowry sculpted in 1971 is in the National Portrait Gallery, London. The present bust, being un-numbered, is extra to the edition of 36, cast in 1975. Tonkiss wrote two autobiographies, Just for the Record and Raking Amongst the Embers.
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