CULTURE & ARTS
05/10/2013 07:16 am ET

Ralph Brown Obituary

The Guardian

For more than 60 years, the artist Ralph Brown, who has died aged 84, explored the human body through drawing and sculpture. Some of his most important work was made in the 1950s and 60s: a notable series of Brown's figurative sculptures, which included Mother and Child (1954) and Clochard (1955-56), was critically acclaimed by John Berger, then the art critic for the New Statesman. At the time, Berger associated Brown's work with a range of other British art which he identified as "social realist", not for any overt political imagery, but primarily for its poignant and humanist qualities.

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