Bernard Meadows 1915-2005

As an artist who produced fairly unconventional art, sculptor and artist Bernard Meadows had a relatively conventional art education, studying at Norwich School of Art. A friend introduced him to Henry Moore, with whom he spent several years working as an assistant. During the war Meadows enlisted in the RAF and was stationed in the Cocos Islands where he saw an unyielding diversity of crabs, whose physical properties he would later translate to his sculptural work. Meadows used such animalistic forms in order to better represent the human body, and with that comment on the human condition.