Andrew Sinclair MRBS is recognised as a master of world-class figurative sculpture. He is honoured to have been awarded the commission to sculpt the Duke of Wellington’s Regimental Memorial. It is with great pleasure that his fascination for military history can be explored in the fine detail of his sculpture, and he looks forward commemorating the spirit of the Regiment and the qualities of the Yorkshire soldier within his design. This important sculpture for the Duke’s Regiment and its close association with Halifax, home to the Regiment for over 200 years, is an exciting project and one which Andrew relishes. The maquette was unveiled on 6th March 2018 by the Duke of Wellington at his London residence Apsley House.
Andrew’s other recent public commission, a life-size bronze sculpture of David Bowie for Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, was unveiled on 25th March 2018 to great acclaim. The world’s first David Bowie tribute sculpture tells the story of Bowie’s life and features two life-size figures, as Ziggy Stardust and a more mature standing figure of Bowie, with a background bas-relief depicting 13 portraits of his many personas throughout his career – it is a ground breaking example of Contemporary Realist sculpture. Andrew’s sculptures are unique in their highly skilled attention to detail and this aspect of his work makes them resonate with life, adding a quality of realism rarely seen in contemporary sculpture today.
Working to commission during his 25 year professional career, Andrew’s sculptures are in collections across the globe and his impressive catalogue of work graces distinguished historical properties and public places such as the Royal Box at Ascot and Crosby Hall (Sir Thomas More’s old palace) in London.
Throughout his career, Andrew’s inventive mind and creative problem-solving approach is evident in his innovative product (Plastishim) which has become an industry standard in bronze foundries and the film business; his ground-breaking Sinclair Method of sculpture is revolutionising the practice and teaching of sculpture and acts as a powerful source of knowledge, enabling students searching for excellence to become professional masters of their art.
His first book The Art of Earth & Fire was published in July 2017 and is the first book in over 100 years to explain sculpture skills in an innovative and comprehensive format. The impact of his sculptural approach completely transforms the building and creation of Contemporary Realist sculpture.
Andrew is the co-founder of The Sculpture School, which attracts students from around the world to learn from this master sculptor. 10% of The Sculpture School’s students are international and 90% return for further courses.