(1931 - 1997)
Sean Rice is known for painting and sculpture.
Biography Sean Rice
Sean Rice was born in London in 1931. He spent the war years in Brighton, where he later began art studies under the sculptor James Woodford RA. He was influenced by the sculptor Maurice Lambert, who taught Rice between 1951 and 1953 at the Royal Academy Schools in London.
Lambert’s penchant for animals, birds and mythic figures undoubtedly influenced Rice’s choice of similar subject matter. Their techniques may have differed but Lambert’s celebrated Pegasus - which Rice encountered at the 1951 Festival of Britain - encouraged the baroque fantasy and overflowing symbolic detail that would also come to characterize Rice’s mature work.