1st December 2011 - 17th June 2012
Lower Sculpture Studies Gallery, Leeds Art Gallery
Plaster Model for the bust of King Haakon VII, King of Norway
© Estate of the artist
Photo: David Cotton
This display focuses on portrait busts and sketches from the Leeds sculpture and archive collections, c.1900 to 1970.
It includes work by artists such as Jacob Epstein, Gertrude Hermes, Fritz Kormis, Joan Moore, Ivor Roberts-Jones, Alfred Toft, William Hamo Thornycroft and Charles Wheeler.
Talking Heads displays many commissioned portraits, but also many more intimate and informal representations of children, family, friends and lovers. Displayed alongside the heads are casts and models of hands, often the artists' own.