Book Launch: The Sculpture of Charles Wheeler

16th January 2012
Henry Moore Institute reception, 7.15-8pm

Cover of 'The Sculpture of Charles Wheeler' by Sarah Crellin

Courtesy Ashgate Publishing Group

The Henry Moore Institute marks the occasion of the publication of The Sculpture of Charles Wheeler with an evening wine reception at the Institute, and an introduction by author Sarah Crellin. Published by Lund Humphries in association with The Henry Moore Foundation, this book is a part of the British Sculptors and Sculpture series edited by Dr Penelope Curtis.

This is the first book to document the work of Sir Charles Wheeler PRA (1892-1974), a major figure in British figurative sculptor whose work has been unduly marginalised.  Wheeler's impressive oeuvre began with medal making in the Great War, and went on to range from direct-carved and bronze gallery works and portraits to huge architectural and decorative schemes.  Wheeler's sculptures form some of London's iconic landmarks, such as the Bank of England, South Africa House and Trafalgar Square, that are established features of the civic environment.

The Sculpture of Charles Wheeler
is available to purchase on the night at a 25% discount.

The book launch follows an evening lecture at the Institute:
6pm: Richard Cork, ''Rock Drill': Rediscovering a Lost, Revolutionary Sculpture'

The Institute's Research Library and galleries are open until 8pm on Wednesdays. 1913: The Shape of Time is currently on show in Galleries 1, 2 and 3.

For more information contact Kirstie Gregory, Research Programmes Assistant: