John hunter by nigel Boonham
received his classical training in making large-scale portraits by winning the position of assistant to the sculptor Oscar Nemon (1906-1985). Nemon was famed for his sculptures of Churchill, Freud and Montgomery.
Boonham closely observed and worked alongside the master sculptor in his St. James’s Palace studio and gradually began to develop his own style influenced also by the greats – Michelangelo, Despiau and Rhodin
Boonham is the creator, amongst other public works, of John Donne – one of England’s foremost poets – in St Paul’s Churchyard and, Diana, Princess of Wales in the National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery, unveiled by the Princess in 1992
He is known for successfully delivering large scale, complex projects with an overall sculptural vision for public monuments. His three-metre statue of Cardinal Basil Hume, set in a memorial garden designed by the sculptor, was unveiled in May 2002 by Her Majesty The Queen as part of the Golden Jubilee celebrations.
John Hunter's bust by Nigel Boonham (1977)This bronze bust of John Hunter by British sculptor Nigel Boohnam was commisioned by The Royal College of Surgeons of England and can be found in the gardens of Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, a few meters away from the College's headquarters.
- Nigel F Boonham
- Title of artwork
- John Hunter
- Image size
- 18×15 cm
- Sold with frame