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Laurence Broderick
Registered: 13/12/2011   Last Update: 13/12/2011
Laurence Broderick, ARBS, FRSA, is a British sculptor. His best known work is The Bull, a public sculpture in Birmingham, erected in 2003. His work consists largely of direct carvings in stone and editions in bronze, mostly figurative, wildlife and the female form. He is predominantly a stone carver, working with many types of stone including Ledmore, Portsoy and Purbeck Marbles, Alabaster, Polyphant Soapstone, Hopton Wood and Ancaster Limestone. He also models in clay, plasticine, plaster and wax for casting into bronze.

Laurence Broderick was born in Bristol, in the west of England in 1935, and attended Bembridge School on the Isle of Wight. He studied painting, illustration and sculpture under Ray Millard and Geoffrey Deeley at the Regent Street Polytechnic from 1952–1957 and Sidney Harpley and Keith Godwin at the Hammersmith School of Art from 1964–1965.

Laurence Broderick began his artistic career as an historical and educational illustrator and painter. He taught Art at the Haberdashers' Aske's School in Elstree from 1959 and was Director of Art from 1965–1981. He continued working as a freelance artist and sculptor throughout this period and became a full-time sculptor in 1981. He is joint president of the International Otter Survival Fund, a charity dedicated to the conservation, protection and care of otters in the UK and around the world. He divides his time between studios on the Isle of Skye, in the Scottish Highlands and Cambridge, England. He is an Associate of the Royal British Society of Sculptors and a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts.