Free Talk: The Icon Maker? Ivor Roberts-Jones and the Sculpture of the Palace of Westminster and Whitehall

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24 October 2014

6-7:30pm, Monday 10 November 2014
Attlee Suite, Portcullis House, House of Commons

To mark the 35th anniversary of the unveiling of a statue of Clement Attlee by Ivor Roberts-Jones in the Member’s Lobby of the House of Commons, Dr Jonathan Black will discuss Roberts-Jones (1913-1996) and his significant public sculpture in and around the Palace of Westminster including the iconic statue of Churchill in Parliament Square.

Dr Black’s monograph, ‘Abstraction and Reality: The Sculpture of Ivor Roberts-Jones’ argues that despite being a largely unfamiliar name, Roberts-Jones should be understood as a major British twentieth-century sculptor of public memorials and portrait busts.

Dr Black is Senior Research Fellow in History of Art at Kingston University.  We are grateful to the Arts and Humanities Research Council and Kingston University for support this talk and the accompanying display and publication ‘The Attlee Memorial Statue in the House of Commons’.

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Image:  'Clement Richard 1st Earl Attlee Viscount Prestwood 1883-1967 Prime Minister 1945-51', bronze statue by Ivor Roberts-Jones (WOA S69)

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