Neale Andrew
 


 

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Born 1958 Northampton, England

Attended Blackpool College of Art 1976-1977.

1977 – 1980 - Trent Polytechnic – BA(hons) Fine Art Sculpture under John Clinch.

Development of sculpture based on first principles over the next five years, culminating in the sculpture, ‘A Man Looking to His Left’ 1985/6. 


1985 - First commissioned work – Portrait of Sir George ‘Gubby’ Allen for De Loittes.

1985/6 – First public commission – The Defence of Newark – Two 8’ bronze figures commemorating the English Civil War.

1986 – Portrait heads of Geoffrey Boycott OBE for Yorkshire CCC and Sir Richard Hadlee for the New Zealand Hall of Fame Auckland.

 

                      


1989 – Portrait head of Tony Jacklin OBE for USPGA, North Carolina, USA.

1989/90 – D.H.Lawrence Memorial Relief – A Bronze high-relief sculpture commemorating the writer’s life and works.

1990 - Completes portrait head and figure of the then undisputed heavyweight boxing champion, Mike Tyson. 

1990 - 1994 completes the portrait busts of Brian Johnston, O.B.E.; M.C. - B.B.C.,
Jeffrey Bernard - Private Commission,  Gary Lineker O.B.E., Bobby Moore—West Ham United F.C. and Jimmy Young OBE - Broadcasting House,
Lord Howell of Aston Manor - Sports Council.

 

 


 

 

1994 - Experimental studio work in cast aluminium subsequently bought by
Miss V. Beston of Marlborough Fine Art, agent of the painter Francis Bacon.

1994 - Awarded Diploma in sculpture, and elected a member of, the Royal Society of British Sculptors.

1995 - Commissioned by the House of Commons to make a portrait bust of the Prime Minister, The Rt Hon John Major MP.

 


1996 - Awarded City & Guilds Teaching Certificate 730 parts 1 & 2.

1995-1998 Portrait busts of Maria Jose Ribot - Dancer, Alan Standen - Standen Builders, W.T. ‘Dickie’ Warrin - Pinner Hill Golf Club,  Lady Benyon - Sir William Benyon, Englefield, Harold ‘Dickie’ Bird, M.B.E. - The National Grid and Sir Alec Bedser, K.B.E.; C.B.E. - Surrey County Cricket Club  

 

 


 

1997 - Completes the life-size posthumous portrait figure of Claude Hearn for Hearn & Son Surveyors, London.

1998 - Offered a position at Mme Tussauds waxworks modelling portrait heads and figures. 

1999 - Completes the sculpture of Robin and Marian, two life size bronze figures representing the legendary figures in the village where they are said to have married.

1999/2000 - Asked to make a large work for the Boots Company’s Millennium Garden.  The resulting sculpture, the 2 x life-size bronze, ‘Rearing Horse’, represents the link between man and nature and is sited on the edge of a newly planted forest of indigenous trees.
 

 

2001 - Commissioned to make an over life-size sculpture of the Nottinghamshire and England fast bowler Harold Larwood, famed for his ‘bodyline’ bowling during the 1932/3 tour of Australia.

 

 


2001—Asked to make the Malcolm Marshall Trophy for the West Indies Cricket Board.  Two other commissions follow in 2002 of Sir Garfield Sobers and Joe Solomon.
 


Following the success of the Rearing Horse sculpture Neale is commissioned to make another horse, a sculptural representation of Hambletonian, one of the first race horses, originally painted by George Stubbs.

 

 

 


2002 - Wins the competition to make the 9ft figure of Sir Steve Redgrave, 5 times Olympic medallist.  Unveiled by Her Majesty the Queen in the great rower’s home town of Marlow-on-Thames.


 

2005 - Over life-size bronze figure of Robin Hood for the Doncaster/Sheffield Airport.  The figure is an authentic representation of an archer of the 14th century.
 

   
       

2006 - The Francis Bacon portrait studies are auctioned by Christies Fine Art, London as a part of the collection of the late Miss Beston.  The works reach ten times their estimated value.
 

   
         
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