John Brown was born in 1931. His sculpture training began at Hornsey School of Art, and continued under Howard Bate R.A. at Hampstead Garden Suburb Institute.
He creates contemporary sculptures based on the simplified human figure, expressing emotions and relationships. These range from small maquettes (working models) to larger pieces for the home, garden or work environment. Themes very often run through a number of completed works giving a feeling of recognizable continuity to his sculpture.
The sculptures are in stone or in limited editions in traditional foundry cast materials such as bronze or in cast resin metals, such as bronze, aluminium or iron.
Public, Hospital and School Commissions
‘Tête a Tête’ sited in Harpenden Town Centre
‘Unison’ - Weston Park Hospital, Sheffield.
Love of the Family’- King’s College Hospital, London
4 sculptures for the Jeffrey Kelson Centre, Central Middlesex Hospital
‘The Listener’ – Barnet General Hospital
‘Welcoming Christ’ – St. Michael’s School, Finchley
‘Joy of the Family’ for Priors Court School, Thatcham, Berkshire
‘Seated Woman’ sculpture for Kawaguchi Metal Industries, Japan.
‘Growth and Security’ - sculpture commissioned for USS.
‘Family at Play’ - SmithKline Beecham Art Collection
‘Adieu’ purchased by Racing Green, Bluewater Retail Park
3 sculptures purchased by MCL Group Ltd.
Aspirations’ purchased by Investec for their City HQ
‘Interdependency’ commissioned by Marathon International Petroleum Co.
‘Caring ll’ purchased for the Prudential Insurance Company collection.
‘Attachment’ and ‘Constancy’ for Crowne Plaza Hotel, Marlow
‘Aspirations l and ll’ for Leconfield House, Curzon Street, London W1
‘Supplication’ United Reform Church, Whetstone.
‘Crucifix’ St. Philip the Apostle, Finchley.
‘Mother and Child’ St. John the Baptist Church, Chipping Barnet
BBC ‘People’s Award’ Trophy 2000
Winners included Sir Magdi Yacoub, Judi Dench, Elton John and David Jason.
His work is available from his studio or can usually be seen at Bohun Gallery, Henley on Thames, Thompson’s Gallery. Marylebone. Hunter Gallery, Long Melford or Garden Architecture, Fulham.