Anne Curry MRBS

Anne Curry MRBS
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Anne Curry ARBS

Anne Curry’s monumental sculptures fuse the ancient and modern and convey the immense internal energy found in nature. Her unfurling leaves and bursting seed pods are a powerful exploration of the mathematical rules that underpin the process of growth, informed by the clean lines and pared down aesthetic of ancient Egyptian sculpture.

Her ability to communicate the extraordinary and pregnant power of nature has attracted an international following of private collectors and invitations to international exhibitions including the Venice Biennale, the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew in London, the Royal Enclosure at Ascot.

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French born, Anne has lived in England since studying for her doctorate in Eyptology at Oxford University at which time she discovered the power of sculpture and the seed was sown for her future career. French born, Anne has lived in England since studying for her doctorate in Eyptology at Oxford University at which time she discovered the power of sculpture and the seed was sown for her future career.

Anne was first a painter and has exhibited with the Royal Institute of Watercolours.

A passionate gardener, she is profoundly aware of the mathematical rules that underpin the process of growth in the natural world. Fascinated by plant development, she recorded her vegetable garden in a series of paintings for a solo exhibition “Le Potager” in Paris in 1998.

At the same time, Anne began to explore sculpture. In 1989, she started studying with Rosemary Barnett, until recently Head of the Frink School of Figurative Sculpture. She was quickly recognised as an accomplished portrait sculptor at home and abroad: her high profile commissions have included the busts of Roy Jenkins, Michael Heseltine, and John Major, for the House of Commons collection of leading statesmen.

After working for several years on the human figure, Anne once again found inspiration in nature and embarked on a new journey of discovery. Cultivating her garden she closely observing plants and captivated by life unfurling and developing in the form of flower buds, leaves and seed pods, she translates this extraordinary process, on a monumental scale, into bronze or resin.

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2019
Royal Enclosure, Ascot
Cotswold Sculpture Park
Marks Hall, Essex

2018
Royal Enclosure, Ascot
Doddington Hall, Lincolnshire

2017

Sculpt at Kew, Kew Gardens, London

Venice Biennale, 57th International Art Exhibtiio

2016

West Lavington Manor, Wiltshire

Kew Gardens

2015

Newby Hall Gardens, North Yorkshire

2014

Duin & Kruidberg Estate in Santpoort, Netherlands

Beddington Fine Art in Bargémon in Var, France

2013

Cookham Festival with Barn Galleries, Henley on Thames

Beddington Fine Art in Bargémon in Var, France

Summers Place Auctions in association with Sotheby’s

2012

Burghley House Sculpture Garden, Lincolnshire

Beddington Fine Arts Garden Sculpture, Var, Franc

Summers Place Auctions in association with Sotheby’s

2011

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Hampshire

Painswick Rococo Garden, Gloucestershire

2010

“Natural Sources”, The Cartshed Gallery, Dorset

“Sculpture in the Garden”, Newland End Gardens, Essex, featuring  her latest large scale sculptures based on organic shapes

2009

Newby Hall Gardens, North Yorkshire

2008

Levens Hall, Cumbria

2007

Arndeane Gallery, London. Solo sculpture exhibition of portraits, nudes and stone carvings of plant forms

2006, 2002, 1999, 1997

Society of Portrait Sculptors, London

2005

  • Olympia Antiques Fair, and BADA Fair, London, with Stephen Jack  Fine  Arts: portraits and nudes

2004, 2003

Art London, with Fine Art Commissions: portrait

2002

Arndean Gallery, London, with Fine Art Commissions: portrait

2001

Clotilde Vulliemin – Geneva

1998

  • Royal Society of British Artists, London: stone nude

1995

  • National Portrait Gallery, London; “Breaking the Mould: Material and Methods of Sculpture.”

1991

Starts working on commissions

1991-1989

Studies sculpture under Rosemary Barnett, until recently Head of the Frink School of Figurative Sculpture in Stoke-on-Trent

1972

Moves to East Anglia, brings up a family and creates a garden.

Publishes The Egyptian and Egyptianizing Monuments of Imperial  Rome (under her maiden name A. Roullet) – Leiden 1972

1971-1968

Assistant Editor for La Revue de l’Art, in Paris

1968-1961

Doctorate in Egyptology (Oxford)

Degree in History of Art (Sorbonne, Paris)

Degree in Political Science (Bordeaux University)