Frederick Edward (FE) McWilliam
(1909 - 1992)
Frederick Edward (F.E.) McWilliam was active/lived in United Kingdom, Ireland, England. Frederick McWilliam is known for surrealist social theme sculpture, elongated figure.
Frederick (FE) McWilliam was an Irish surrealist* sculptor, who worked mainly in stone, bronze and wood. He constantly changed his style and subject throughout his career, but is perhaps best known for his 'Women of Belfast' series of Irish sculptures from 1971, which reflected the escalation of violence in Northern Ireland at the time. There are 20 pieces in the series, several of which show women flying through the air after a bomb explosion.
??McWilliam was born in Banbridge, County Down in 1909, the son of a local doctor. He studied fine art painting at the Belfast School of Art and the Slade School of Fine Art* in London between 1928 and 1931, before transitioning to sculpture in the early 1930s.
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