"Piety" at Guildford Cathedral
|Education||Wimbledon School of Art, The Royal College of Art|
Dennis Huntley, born in Weybridge in Surrey, England, is a British sculptor, furniture designer and author. A Fellow of the Royal British Society of Sculptors, he has completed works for cathedrals, individual collectors and other organisations. Among his most notable works are his sculptures for Guildford Cathedral.
Studies and career
Besides Huntley's work for Guildford Cathedral, his work, The Scholar, at the former Henry Thornton School in Clapham, London is also notable. His furniture was featured in an exhibition by the Crafts Council.
For several years, he was the Head of the Sir John Cass School of Art in Whitechapel. In 1970 he became a Fellow of the Royal British Society of Sculptors. He has broadcast on sculpture for BBC One and Thames Television and authored the book Modelling and Sculpture in 1976, which has been published by Hamlyn in London, New York, Sydney and Toronto.
At present, Huntley lectures on Comparative Anatomy, Perspective, Aesthetics and Painting and Drawing in all media.
Huntley's work ranges from figurative to abstract and includes lettering and furniture design. Materials worked include stone, marble, slate, terracotta, iron, lead, zinc, bronze, wood and fibreglass.
His works include:
- Clipsham stone figures for Guildford Cathedral: St Cecilia, Lady Margaret Beaufort, St Hubert, and Piety, as well as two limewood angels for the Children's chapel.
- Six figurative bath stone corbels at St. Mark's Church, Wimbledon: "Angel with Syrinx"; "Christ Turning Out Money Changers"; "Peter and the Tribute Money"; Saint Matthew; Saint John; and Saint Luke.
- Semi-abstract metal figure commissioned by the LCC Patronage of the Arts Scheme for the Henry Thornton Comprehensive School, Clapham London.
- Bronze portrait of Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam, Mauritian Prime Minister (won in competition).
- Buckman, David. (2006). Artists in Britain - 1945. Art Dictionaries Ltd. ISBN 0-9532609-5-X.
- Press Release: 15 June 1983. Crafts Council. Retrieved 30 August 2012.
- Cavanagh, Terry. (2007). Public sculpture of South London. Volume 10. Liverpool University Press. p. 441. ISBN 978-1-84631-063-8.
- Huntley, Dennis. (1976). Modelling and Sculpture. Hamlyn Hobby Horses. ISBN 0-600-34447-9.
- Public Monuments & Sculpture Association. "National Recording Project: Anne Boleyn". Retrieved 5 December 2016.
- Nairn, Ian and Nikolaus Pevsner. (1971), Surrey, The Buildings of England, Ireland, and Scotland Series. Pevsner Architectural Guides. Yale University Press. p. 270. ISBN 0-300-09675-5.
- Exterior Guide Guildford Cathedral. Retrieved 16 August 2012