David Backhouse FRSS

David Backhouse FRSS is a retired Fellow of the Royal Society of Sculptors that he joined in 1983.

Backhouse was born in Corsham, Wiltshire and studied at West of England College of Art, Bristol. Backhouse taught sculpture in Bristol for a time, then worked extensively abroad: in 1971 in Luxembourg, portrait heads of Prince Charles of Luxembourg and family; in 1972 in Rome and Florence, bronze casting. Among assignments completed were portrait head of the conductor Colin Davis, collection of Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 1974; sculpture for Mercantile and General Reinsurance Company, Cheltenham, 1977–8; and life-size, three-figure bronze fountain for John Perkins, 1979. Exhibitions included Lad Lane Gallery, Dublin, 1975; Alwin Gallery, 1979; retrospective at Century Galleries, Henley-on-Thames, 1980; and Orangery, Holland Park, 1981.

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