Geoffrey Clarke CBE RA
Dimensions:W: 40cm (15.7")H: 38cm (15")
SOLD TO THE VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM
AUMBRY DOOR SHERE 1956
Aluminium and glass shard
Unique edition in aluminum
Provenance; Louis Osman , Harpton Court, Powys.
Exhibited; Westminster Abbey ‘The Bible in Britain’, 1961. Credited as Geoffrey Clarke
Exhibited alongside works by Louis Osman who was the architect for the installation See Photograph below..
Illustrated 'Louis Osman - the life and work of an architect and goldsmith'. By Jenny Moore 2006 page 87.
A graduate of the Royal College of Art Geoffrey Clarke was one of the few artists in Britain to embrace the practice of co-operation between artist and architect; he worked with the architect goldsmith Louis Osman on at least three projects. Osmam who later went on to design the Prince of Wales investiture crown had great respect for artists including Epstein and Sutherland and used their collaboration in many notable projects.