Ivor Roberts-Jones, RA (2 November 1913 – 9 December 1996) was a British sculptor. He is best known for his sculpted heads of notable people such as Yehudi Menuhin and George Thomas, Viscount Tonypandy.
He was born in Oswestry, where one of his works, "The Borderland Farmer", stands in the town centre. He studied at Oswestry School and Worksop College before attending Goldsmiths College, London and the Royal Academy of Arts.
During the Second World War he served in the Burma Campaign. From 1964 he taught sculpture at Goldsmiths. In 1971 he was commissioned to produce the full-length statue of Winston Churchill which now stands in Parliament Square, London. The organiser of the appeal to raise money for the statue did not like its initial appearance, and reported: "At the moment the head is undoubtedly like Churchill, but perhaps not quite right of him at the pinnacle of his career. The cheeks, the eyes, the forehead and the top of the head require improvement. I told Mr Roberts-Jones that above the eyes I thought I was looking at Mussolini." The sculptor promised to "remove the dome of the head to bring about a lowering of the forehead".
His 1984 sculpture "The Two Kings" at Harlech Castle illustrates a scene from Welsh mythology, in which Bendigeidfran carries the body of his nephew Gwern.
- Black, Jonathan (12 May 2014). "Ivor Roberts-Jones". 3rd Dimension. Public Monuments and Sculpture Association. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
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