Anthony Smith is a wildlife and portrait sculptor whose work can be found in public and private collections around the world. His limited edition bronze sculptures are based upon direct observations of animals in the wild.
November 2014 – Anthony has joined the polar expedition cruise company Poseidon Expeditions as the company’s official Artist/Photographer on trips to the Arctic and Antarctic. He will be joining the ship ‘Sea Spirit’ for several trips in the Arctic during the summer/autumn 2015, and the Antarctic from Nov-March 2015/16. Anthony will be sculpting on board, presenting talks on sculpture and photography, and leading photography workshops on shore – he is already looking forward to studying the fascinating birds and mammals of the polar regions, and the new sculptures that will result from these exciting trips!
November 2014 – Two new bronzes from Anthony’s upcoming ‘South Georgia Series’ are now complete and images can be found in the ‘Wildlife Sculptures’ gallery section.
October 2014 – Anthony is delighted to hear that his statue of Alfred Russel Wallace has been shortlisted for the prestigious ‘Marsh Award for Excellence in Public Sculpture’.
September 2014 – A new ‘Coins and Medals’ gallery can now be found under the ‘Sculptures’ menu above.
July 2014 – Anthony’s newly designed ‘Clementi Medal for Economics’ has been presented for the first time by Sir David Clementi at Winchester College.
June 2014 – Anthony has been commissioned to create a bronze portrait bust for the National Botanic Garden of Wales.
June 2014 – The new ‘Guinea £2 coin’, designed and sculpted by Anthony, is now in circulation the United Kingdom.
April 2014 – A campaign has been launched by the National University of Singapore for a second casting of Anthony’s Alfred Russel Wallace statue to be commissioned for a new Natural History Museum in Singapore.
March 2014 – The Kenneth Clark Prize medal, designed and sculpted by Anthony, has been added to the British Museum’s national collection of coins and medals.
January 2014 – Anthony has returned from his role as Artist In Residence on the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia. Under the sponsorship of the South Georgia Heritage Trust Anthony spent two-months living at the old whaling station of Grytviken, taking photos, sketching, painting and developing designs for a new series of sculptures. Thanks to the generosity of the Abercrombie & Kent travel company, Anthony was also able to visit the Antarctic Peninsula, and his experiences there will also be forming a substantial part of his upcoming work. If you would like to be kept informed about the artwork which results from these travels simply send Anthony an email via the Contact page. (Photos from Anthony’s residency can be seen here).