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David Cornell FRBS, FRSA

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Sculptor David Cornell FRBS, FRSA
David Cornell

About David Cornell

David Cornell has worked with Henry Moore, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali. He has several works in British and Dutch Royal collections and has sculpted more official portraits of the Royal Family than any other sculptor as well as sculpture of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Kate Moss, Leonardo Di Caprio, Lester Piggott and others. His work is mainly in bronze.
Sculptor David Cornell FRBS, FRSA
David Cornell

Exhibition History of David Cornell

David Cornell`s Exhibitions
1967 - Helsinki, Finland, Royal Academy London
1968 - San Diego
1969 - Karkow, Poland
1970 - 14th International Maedaille, Koln
1975 to 1979 - Society of Portrait Sculptors Mall Galleries London
1979 - Royal Society of British sculptors, South Kensington, London
1980 - Guildhall London, Pavlova Society, London STowe School, Bucks
1981 - Iberian Bronze, London, Ladd Lane, Dublin
The English Gallery, Beverley Hill, USA. Equestrian Exhibition, Ascot
1982 - Hall Place, Kent
1983 - Straford upon Avon, Park York Gallery, Tunbridge Wells, Images Gallery, London, Blackhealth Gallery, London
1985 - Cadogan Gallery, London, Armstrong-Davis Gallery, Arundel
1987 - Harrods Fine Art Gallery, London
1988 - Royal Fin Art Gallery, Tunbridge Wells, St. Albans Arts Festival, Edith Grove Gallery, Lodon
1989 - Bridge Street Gallery

David Cornell

Biography / CV of David Cornell

David Cornell was Born in London. He attended the Central School of Art, London and the Harrow school of art, studing under Friend, Fryer, Roger Hilton and Philip Turner. He was awarded five Art Council Awards of Great Britain. David also carried out further studies at the Academy of Fine Art, University of Pennsylvania, USA, studing anatomy under Roger Beverley Hale and has also worked in collaboration with Marc Chagall in France.

David did military service in 42 commando, Royal Marines where he travelled around Europe the Middle East, Scandinavia and North America, having the opportunity to se some of the workd greatest masterpieces.

David Cornell`s work is in many private collections around the world, the British and European Royal families, including portrait cameos of all the children of the Dutch Royal Family, a birthday portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Motherand a portrait of Diana, Princess of Wales. He was commissioned Lester Piggott to sculpt his retirment bronze (riding Nijinsky), one of which was presented to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Other commissions have included a life side Unicorn bronze for the The Wellcome Foundation headquarters building in Euston Road, London, Ballet figures for The Pavlova Society, including a double portrait of Fonteyn and Nureyev, and a bronze for the Royal International Horse Show that was presented by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

In 1965 he won a Royal Mint national selection and was appointed coin and medal engraver, his experience there included Royal Awards, Orders, Seal and Stamps. David was granted leave of absence for 2 years to work and study in the USA and returned to the Royal Mint in 1970. Not wishing to move to Wales at that time with the Royal Mint, David accepted an appointment with John Pinches Limited, medallist and Trophy makers as Director of Sculpture. John Pinches became affiliated to Franklin Mint and later with Warner Communications. Davids responsiblity as International Director of Art enabled him to have a teaching studio in London where has was also able to do his own sculpture, producing many bronzes culminationg in a one man show in Chelsea, London. He had the privilege to work on projects with Henry Moore. Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Manzu, Taro Okamoto and many other artists. He also worked on medallic programmes with Lord Mountbatten, Lord Mantagu and Sir John Betjeman.

David Cornell

Awards and Prizes of David Cornell

David Cornell is a fellow of the Royal Society of Art, a Fellow of the Royal British Society of Sculptors and was elected Vice President of the Society of Portrait Sculptors in 1977, he also holds many Arts Council Awards

Acquisitions / Collections of work by David Cornell

David has sculpted more official portraits of the British Royal Family than any other sculptor, his work is in the royal collection and many private collections throughout the world. He has worked in collaboration with many other distinguished artists including Henry Moore, Pablo Picasso, Manzu, Salvador Dali, Taro Okamoto and Marc Chagall.

Bronze Unicorn cast using the Lost Wax ProcessHe creates both figurative and abstract art, and his varied subjects range from dancers to racehorses to wild animals. David won the Royal Mint competition for the new £5 Memorial Coin of Diana, Princess of Wales. Recent commissions include the first official portrait of Prince William. In 1996 he depicted 40 coins depicting HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother`s life from a small child until her senior years; the work took 3 years to complete. In 2001 he sculpted a life size bronze figure of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle for Crowborough County Council.

Qualifications / Education of David Cornell

Central School of Art, UK
Academy Fine Art, Pennsylvania

Publications / Media / Bibliography of David Cornell

David Cornell`s Publications
biographically listed in:
Who`s Who in Western Europe
Who`s Who in Art and Antiques
Who`s Who in the Commonwealth and The History of International Art
Profili di Artisti Contemporanei

Price Range of Work

David Cornell's work has a price range from £334 to £10,000

Mediums utilised

David Cornell's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

David Cornell's work is found in the following categories on site:
Plaques, Medals, Medalions, Coins, Tokens, Commemorative Customised Commission or Bespoke (23)
Wall Mounted or Wall Hanging sculpture (22)
Commemoratives and Memorials Sculptures (22)
Commission and Custom and Bespoke sculpture Statues (21)
Portrait Sculptures / Commission or Bespoke or Customised Sculptures (13)
Famous People Sculptures Statues (12)
Bas Reliefs or Low Reliefs (9)
Pet and Animal Portrait Custom or Bespoke or Commission Commemorative or Memoriaql sculpture statue (7)
Celebrity and Star Sculptures (7)
Busts and Heads Sculptures Statues statuettes Commissions Bespoke Custom Portrait Memorial Commemorative sculpture or statue (7)
Horse Sculpture / Equines Race Horses Pack HorseCart Horses Plough Horsess (6)
Horses Small, for Indoors and Inside Display Statues statuettes Sculptures figurines commissions commemoratives (6)
Champions Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines (5)
Females Women Girls Ladies Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines (4)
Interior, Indoors, Inside Sculpture (4)
Children Child Babies Infants Toddlers Kids Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines (3)
Dogs Sculpture (3)
Tabletop Desktop Small Indoor Statuettes Figurines Sculptures (3)
Dance Sculptures and Ballet Sculptures (3)
Domestic Animal Sculpture (3)
Human Figurative Sculptures (3)
Animals in General Sculptures Statues (3)
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures (3)
Abstract Contemporary Modern Outdoor Outside Garden / Yard Sculptures Statues statuary (3)
Modern Abstract Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures or Statues or statuettes or statuary (3)
Small Animal Sculptures (2)
Minimalist Understated Abstract Contemporary Sculpture statuary statuettes (2)
Male Men Youths Masculine Statues Sculptures statuettes figurines (2)
Columnar Pillar Vertical Stele sculpture statue statuary (2)
Mythical Sculptures (2)
Sensual Sculptures or Statues (2)
Horse and Rider / Jockey Sculpture / Equestrian Sculptures (2)
Nudes, Female Sculptures (2)
Historical Character Statues / Sculptures (2)
Nude sculpture statue statuette Figurine Ornament
Stylized Animals Sculptures
Animals and Birds in Repose Resting Sleeping Lying
Focal Point Abstract Contemporary Modern sculpture statue
Cats Sculpture
Variety of Emotional feelings depicted in Sculptures
Couples or Group Sculptures
Human Form: Abstract Sculptures
Children Playing Sculptures or Statues or statuettes
Adult with Young Animal Bird, Reptile or Amphibian, Fish Statues
Gods or Goddess, or Deity Sculptures
Arte Nouveau Style Sculptures
Indoor figurative sculpture
Figurative Public Art Sculptures
Poolside Sculptures
Indoor Inside Interior Abstract Contemporary Modern Sculpture / statue / statuette / figurine
Round Disk, Dish, Flat Circular Ring Shaped Sculptures / Statues statuette statuary
Water Features, Fountains and Cascades
Donkeys Zebras Mules Asses and Unicorns sculpture / statue
Horse Head or Bust or Mask or Portrait sculpture statuettes statue figurines
Friendship Friends chummyness Amicability Camaraderie Cordility Kindred Spirit
Small / Little Figurative sculpture / statuette / statuary / ornament / figurine
Horses Abstract / Semi Abstract / Stylised / Contemporary / Modern Statues Sculptures statuettes
Pop Art Sculpture
Meditation sculpture / Statues / statuettes / figurines
Heraldic Crests Logos Trade Marks Carvings or Castings
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