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John Hawkwood

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About John Hawkwood

John Hawkwood, trained by Ian Hanson who went on to be the principal of Madame Tussauds, is a happy confluence of classical tradition and contemporary interpretation, and judges the quality of his work by its ability to communicate and evoke powerful emotional responses.

Exhibition History of John Hawkwood

He also set up and ran "The Turret", a lively community studio and gallery, eventually founding the annual Hebden Bridge Arts Festival which continues to go from strength to strength.

Biography / CV of John Hawkwood

John originally from Lancashire, now works from his studio in the barn at his home near York.

Went to Art College in the sixties, he then went into teaching - a move which he now feels was a mistake and spent a number of years raising his three sons on a small self-sufficient farmstead high in the Pennines. He eventually turned to a career in art in the mid eighties beginning in a rented gareet studio in Hebden Bridge.

Artist Statement of John Hawkwood

His work is contemporary whilst nodding respect in the direction of the classical tradition. He is a fugitive from what he calls the "anti-art" trend which he feels, whilst it may be valid as a kind of entertainment, does not warrant classification as art. To quality as art, he believes, there should be an element of beauty in an object and skill in its making. He believes that art which no-one wants to buy is probably of little value. Ultimately, though, he gauges the success of his work, not in financial terms but by its ability to communicate and evoke meaningful non verbal responses.

Acquisitions / Collections of work by John Hawkwood


Include a water nymph for a private garden in Essex, a stag for stately home in Lancashire and a piece of work for the window of a local church. John is currently engaged on a major commission comprising four life size figures, representing the four seasons.

Individual commissions:

Are not restricted to figures for the garden. They may be portraits, group, minitures, relief, etc for interior as well as exterior settings. They may be for private, commercial, municipal or ecclesiastical clients and may be in a variety of materials and finishes.

Qualifications / Education of John Hawkwood

Trained at Rochdale College of Art.

Price Range of Work

John Hawkwood's work has a price range of around £5,000

Mediums utilised

John Hawkwood's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

John Hawkwood's work is found in the following categories on site:
Nudes, Female Sculptures
Parent - Child Sculpture
Love / Affection Sculpture
Mother and Child, the Madonna, mother and children Sculptures
Children Child Babies Infants Toddlers Kids Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines

ArtParkS Sculpture Park Yearly exhibitions

John Hawkwood's work has been exhibited at the following yearly exhibitions held at the ArtParkS sculpture park:
2006 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2005 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2004 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
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