Fabulous lifesize nude sculpture by Karin Jonzen, circa 1970s, British, 1914-1998, standing female nude in plaster painted in terracotta.
Karin Margareta Jonzen
Other names: Mrs Karin Löwenadler
Born 22 December 1914
Died 29 January 1998
Country of birth: Sweden
Country of death: England
Born London, Swedish parents. Father Basil Jonzen, painter. Figures and portraits, classical with modern edge. Studied at Slade School of Fine Art 1933-1936 (won painting and sculpture prizes and a scholarship for a further year’s study); City and Guilds Art School at Kennington; Royal Academy in Stockholm, 1939. Awarded Prix de Rome, 1939 and Feodora Gleichen Award, 1948. Served as ambulance driver in WW-II. Lectured in art appreciation at Camden Arts Centre, 1968-1972 and London University extra-mural department, 1965-1970. Member of London Group.
Commissions include: Figure for Sports Pavilion in Festival of Britain, 1951; group for Selwyn College Chapel, Cambridge, 1956; Leopards for Shepshed High School, Leicestershire, 1957; Sydenham Hill Estate, London, 1960; exterior carvings for St. Michael’s Church, Golders Green, London, 1959 and Guildford Cathedral, 1961.
Exhibitions include: regular exhibitor at Royal Academy from 1944; LCC 1948; SB 1951; The Seasons, Tate Gallery, London, 1956.
Collections include: Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Arts Council; City Art Gallery and Museum, Bradford; National Art Gallery, Melbourne.
Further reading: Karin Jonzen, Fieldborne Galleries, St. John’s Wood, London, 29 May 1974-19 June 1974, (exh. cat. includes essay by artist).
Karin Jonzen, Sculptor, David Messum Fine Art, London, undated, (exh. cat.).
Biography from Whiteley (2001) with additional information from 'Who Was Who' (2007)
Height: 70” inches
Width: 24” inches
Depth: 14" inches.