New Display at the Henry Moore Institute Developed by York Student

Posted on 24 January 2014

PhD candidate Charlotte Drew has curated the fourth in a series of Library Displays which have emerged from the Displaying Victorian Sculpture project, an AHRC funded collaboration between the Departments of History of Art at the Universities of York and Warwick

This fascinating display centres on sculptor Albert Toft, who in 1911 published a teaching manual for his students at the Royal College of Art entitled Modelling and Sculpture.  The book allows an intriguing insight into the methods and practical challenges of creating sculpture at the time, as well as the training and practice undertaken by sculptors and artists.  It was one of the first books of its kind. 

Albert Toft seated in a studio with students, Leeds Museums & Galleries (Henry Moore Institute Archive)

Albert Toft seated in a studio with students, courtesy of Leeds Museums & Galleries (Henry Moore Institute Archive)

The exhibition is on until March 23rd.  Read full details here.