Karen Newman (artist)

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Karen Newman
Born (1951-01-20) 20 January 1951 (age 66)
London, England
Occupation Sculptor
Nationality British
Period from 1965 onwards
Genre Figurative sculpture
Subject Portrait sculpture

Karen Newman MRBS (born 20 January 1951) is a British-born sculptor, best known for her bronze bust of Violette Szabo on the Albert Embankment of the River Thames, outside Lambeth Palace in London.[1] Newman was formally trained at the Chelsea School of Art for a Pre-Diploma 1969–1970, then on to the City and Guilds Art School in Kennington, London 1970–1972.

From 1980 to 2001 Newman worked at Madame Tussauds in London. Among her subjects were:

Newman's life-size waxwork of Charlie Chaplin was exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery, London.


  1. ^ "Royal British Society of Sculptors". Retrieved 28 May 2009.