JOHN SKELTON (1923-1999)

olive wood, in three parts, unique
largest: 25 in. (63.5 cm.) high
Carved in 1970.

Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
Streat, Oakwood Farmhouse, John Skelton: Sculpture, Lettering, Drawings and Watercolours, May - June 1988, no. H.
Jersey, Sir Francis Cook Gallery, John Skelton: Exhibition of Sculpture, November - December 1991, no. 11.
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John Skelton was Eric Gill's nephew and did his apprenticeship with Gill at Pigotts, Buckinghamshire, in 1940. After Gill's death, Skelton continued to work with Joseph Cribb, Gill's assistant at Ditchling Common.

Skelton received many lettering and memorial commissions, including a set of plaques commemorating the 10 Allied Field Marshals of the Second World War, in St Paul's Cathedral, London. He also designed and made the memorial to Ivor Novello in St Paul's, and the font for Chichester Cathedral.

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