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Dennis Mitchell (1912-1993)

Biography of sculptor Dennis Mitchell (1912-1993)

Dennis Mitchell (1912-1993) was renowned for his dynamic polished bronzes. Mitchell evolved a visual language inspired by his intimate knowledge of working in and on the landscape.

In 1930, Mitchell moved from Swansea to join the artistic community in St Ives and started market gardening and painting; but it was his experience of tin mining during the war and his time spent as an assistant to Barbara Hepworth between 1949-60 that inspired him to carve.

Working initially with wood, slate and stone, Mitchell eventually found his signature material in bronze. His implicit understanding of the balance of line and form created by the interplay of light and surface imbues Mitchell's sculpture with a unique vitality.

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Lot FS18/332

Lot FS18/332: Dennis Mitchell [1912-1993] - Sennen

Dennis Mitchell [1912-1993] - Sennen - initialled, inscribed and dated DAM Sennen '77 on the slate base further numbered 6/7 on the base polished bronze sculpture, 9cm high circular slate base 2cm high x 16.5cm diameter.

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000
Realised: £4,400