Karen Newman (artist)
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20 January 1951 |
|Period||from 1965 onwards|
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. 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:
- HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
- Charlie Chaplin
- The late ex-Prime Minister Harold Wilson
- Sarah, Duchess of York
- Stevie Wonder
- Eric Clapton
- Bob Geldof
- Prime Minister Tony Blair
- The late Israeli Prime Minister Yitzak Rabin
- Jeroen Krabbé. Dutch film actor, painter.
- Chancellor Helmut Kohl
- Jean-Paul Gaultier
- Yoko Ono
- Charles Dance
- Hugh Grant
- Billy Connolly
- "Royal British Society of Sculptors". Retrieved 28 May 2009.
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