Ralph Brown

(b. 1928)

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(1928– )

British sculptor, born in Leeds. He studied and subsequently taught at the Royal College of Art and first came to attention for vigorously realist sculptures of everyday life. Two of these were sited in Harlow New Town as part of the architect Frederick Gibberd's project for popularizing public art. The more prominent is the massive Meat Porters (1960), which graces the shopping centre. In later years, Brown has concentrated on the female nude, usually with smooth surfaces quite unlike the rugged quality of his early sculpture and sometimes eerily lacking a face.

Subjects: Art.

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