BARNEY SEALE, ARBS (BRITISH, 1896-1957): A BRONZE BUST OF JUDUS, CIRCA 1937
the bearded man gesticulating with his left hand and looking downward to sinister, with hollow back and raised on an integral rectangular base with supporting bar, signed ‘JUDUS Barney Seale’, to the right side and ‘To Tommy Dugdale from Wendy and Barney /36′, dark brown patination,
42 cm high
Model Exhibited: Aberdeen Artists’ Society Exhibition of Works of Modern Artists, 1937
Literature: Aberdeen Artists’ Society. Twenty-Fourth Exhibition of Works of Modern Masters, 1937. November 1937.p. 69 (390)
Enlisted into the Artists Rifles in 1914 and commissioned in 1915 Seale established his reputation as an architectural sculptor. His large scale figurative works featured in the British Pavilion in 1938 at the Empire Exhibition and in 1939 in New York. Seale also painted in oils and created a number of portraits. Many of his sitters were friends and fellow artists, notably Augustus John, James Pryde, Thomas Cantrell Dugdale and C.R.W. Nevinson (with whom Seale exhibited at the Leger Galleries in 1931).
Seale was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, the Royal Society of British Sculptors and Royal Society of British Artists (from 1938).