RALPH BROWN (1928 – 2013)
Born in Leeds, Ralph Brown initially trained at Leeds College of Art, where both Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth had attended in the early 1920’s. Henry Moore became a friend and encouraged him by buying his work. His training continued at Hammersmith Art School and at the Royal College of Art, returning as a part-time tutor. He won a number of major awards including a scholarship to Paris where he met Alberto Giacometti, and worked with Ossip Zadkine.