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                        LESLIE  THORNTON 
                                [1925-2016]
 



               LESLIE  THORNTON

               Figure in a Doorway
                              1956
                   welded bronze
                            unique
                       106 cm high
  Provenance: Gimpel Fils Gallery;
        Private collection, Sweden;
                   Bukowskis, 2015
  Exhib.:'Young British Sculptors' 
   1956-7, British Council touring        exhibition of Sweden & Germany
             cat. no. 49 [illustrated]

               LESLIE  THORNTON

              Figure Underground 1
                              1960
                    welded bronze
                           unique
                   65 x 50 x 50 cm
  Provenance: Gimpel Fils Gallery
    London, 1960; Jane Wade, NY;
  John and Isabelle Stevenson, NY;
      John Ringold, New York, USA
  [according to the artist, the Tate 
      Gallery attempted to buy this               sculpture in 1960, but were 
         unable to raise the funds]

               LESLIE  THORNTON

                            Window
                               1977
                             bronze
                        edition of 3
                                 2/3
                             signed
                        34 cm high
            Provenance: The artist;
       Gimpel Fils Gallery, London;
         Dr Leonard Hamilton, USA
                 Millea Bros., 2020

Leslie Thornton was born in Skipton, Yorkshire and studied at the Royal Collage of Art.
He held one-man exhibitions at Gimpel Fils Gallery from 1957 onwards.
Public galleries include the Guggenheim and Museum of Modern Art [New York].
His wonderful welded bronze sculptures were all unique and his work now has a cult following.

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