'Propeller' Aluminium 13 x 37cm (5 1/8 x 14 9/16in).
See illustration (on right)
Propeller was first exhibited in Leeds in 1962. It was cast in lead, bronze and alluminium editions.
Literature: The Sculpture of Austin Wright, James Hamilton, The Henry Moore Foundation in association with Lund Humphries, 1994, pg.97, catalogue number S182.
Austin Wright was born in Chester, grew up in Cardiff and moved to Yorkshire in 1937. He studied Modern Languages at Oxford University before becoming interested in Modern Art. He was the Gregory Fellow in Sculpture at the University of Leeds (1961-1964) and a major retrospective of his work was held at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in 1981 and at York City Art Gallery in 1994. His work can be found in many public collections and public commissions include the Christmas Crib at Wakefield Cathedral and a wall relief for the University of Northumbria.