About Alan

A body of work, made in clay and figurative in orientation, created over six decades.

Some of Alan’s work is to be sold at auction on 22nd April 2021. Find out more.

 

View the auction on 22nd April, 11am start.

Alan Thornhill is the creator of the Putney Sculpture Trail, the largest permanent installation of public art by one artist in London.

His work encompasses pottery, portraiture, figurative sculpture and paintings as well as idiosyncratic groups of figures.

His radical working methods, embracing improvisation and the unforeseen, produced a body of challenging work drawn, in part unconsciously, from personal and shared concerns of the late 20th century. He also inspired students of sculpture through his teaching at Morley College, London and the Frink School of Sculpture.

Spirit in Mass – Journey into Sculpture, a documentary film on Thornhill’s life and work. Available on DVD. (View complete film below).

Spirit In Mass