Born 24 November 1914 at Barnes, London. Lynn Chadwick originally trained as an architectural draughtsman but moved quickly to sculpture producing metal mobiles during the 1940s. He was commissioned to produce 3 works for the 1951 Festival of Britain exhibition. Chadwick represented the UK at the Venice Biennale in 1956, winning the International Sculpture Prize, beating Giacometti, this exhibition afterwards toured Vienna, Munich, Paris, Amsterdam and Brussels before being shown in London. Following this critical esteem, Chadwick was talked of as the natural successor to Henry Moore as Britain's leading sculptor and artistic ambassador. He was awarded First Prize at the Concorso Internazionale del Bronzetto held at Padua 1959 and was awarded a C.B.E. in 1964. In 2001 he was made a Royal Academician.