Ivor Roberts-Jones

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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.[1]

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.[2]

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.

The Two Kings from the Mabinogion, Harlech Castle 
The Borderland Farmer, Oswestry 

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