|DATES:||New Zealand 1928 - 2012|
|SIZE:||25 x 9 cm|
New Zealand 1928 - 2012
Ken Kendall was born and raised in New Zealand. From early childhood he was deeply interested in modelling the human figure.
For some years he taught art at intermediate and high schools in his home city of Auckland. In 1970 he became a professional sculptor. In the early seventies he worked exclusively in terracotta, exhibiting extensively in New Zealand, Australia and, in 1973, in Washington DC.
In 1978, whilst on a study trip to Europe, he turned his attention to the lost wax process of bronze casting. On his return to Auckland he set up, in close association with his Dutch wife Johanna, a studio and foundry for producing his unique and limited edition bronzes.
His works are in the boardrooms of many New Zealand public companies and an increasing number of collectors from Europe and the United States are not only buying his works, but also commissioning bronzes from Kendall. Permanent collections in New Zealand, Australia, America, United Kingdom and Europe display 'Kendall' masterworks.
In April 1994 Kendall exhibited a group of bronzes in London in association with the Shakespearean Globe Theatre Trust. He believes that Shakespeare had to operate a little like a modern television scriptwriter – producing plays on demand for players at the Globe, of which he was part-owner. The exhibition was in conjunction with the reconstruction of the Globe Theatre.
In 1997 Kendall was commissioned by the Diocesan School in Auckland to do a charming life-size bronze of a young girl for the entrance hall of the Junior School. His lovely Joanna was met with such success that he was commissioned to complete a bronze work of a senior girl.
In 1999 he was commissioned by the Masterton City Council to do a life-size bronze of Russian Jack for its city park. His most recent major commission was a life-size bronze of Masterton founder Joseph Masters. This stands on Masterton's main street in the Wairarapa.
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