Leeds College of Art Alumni Sculpture Obtains Listed Status

22 January 2016

Post-War public sculpture created by Leeds College of Art alumni Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975), Henry Moore (1898-1986) and Bernard Schottlander (1924-1999) have been given protected status by Historic England.

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Image: Winged Figure by Barbara Hepworth, 1963, John Lewis Building, Oxford Street, London

41 sculptures across England, designed to bring our public spaces back to life after WWII, have been newly listed. 

This was art for all, gracing shopping centres, housing estates, public squares and universities. Some of these art works proved unpopular at the time, however they are now being recognised and will form part of the national collection of public art protected by Historic England.

Three works by Barbara Hepworth have been listed at Grade II*, including Winged Figure, a familiar landmark on the John Lewis building on London’s Oxford Street, Henry Moore’s Knife Edge Two Piece in Westminster opposite the Houses of Parliament and two works by Bernard Schottlander; South of the River, 1975-76 and 3B Series No. 1, Coventry, 1968. Schottlander attended Leeds College of Art from 1942-44 after fleeing Nazi Germany for Leeds in 1939.  

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Image: South of the River by Bernard Schottlander, 1975-76 Lambeth, South London

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Image: Knife Edge Two Piece by Henry Moore, 1967, Westminster, London

Find out more about the 41 listed works here.

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