GODWIN, Keith

1916 - 1991

Born at Worksop, Nottinghamshire on 17 April 1916, son of Frederick Fuller Godwin, a coal miner, and his wife Ida née Tindale who married at Worksop in 1914. Educated at Brunts School at Mansfield and studied at Nottingham College of Art 1934-1935, Leicester College of Art 1936-1939 and sculpture at the Royal College of Art 1939-1940. He spent the next five years in the Royal Air Force Intelligence Service before returned to the Royal College of Art 1946-1948, where he won their silver medal in 1947 and their travelling scholarship in 1948. Head of Sculpture at Hammersmith College of Art 1957-1967 then at Manchester Polytechnic 1967-1981 and head of fine arts 1979-1981. He exhibited at the Royal Academy and the Royal Society of British Artists, of which he was a member, and at Manchester Academy. His commissions included a sculpture for the Manchester Evening News 1971 and work for the Reed Paper Group, British Rail and the Commonwealth Institute. He married at Loughborough, Leicestershire in 1942 Ethel Mary Holloway and had two sons. He lived at Sudbury in Suffolk where he died in 1991 and a memorial show was held at the Woodland Art Gallery the following year.




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