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Helen Chadwick's 'Ego Geometrica Sum': a biography (Henry Moore Institute: Essays on Sculpture No. 64)


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Leonie O'Dwyer

The papers of the artist Helen Chadwick (1953-1996) are one of the key collections held in the Henry Moore Institute Archive of Sculptors' Papers. This record spans Chadwick's years in Art College in the early-mid 1970s through to her sudden, early, death in 1996.

In 2007 the art historian Leonie O'Dwyer began working on this material to create a critical catalogue raisonné of Chadwick's works, developing her research through an Arts and Humanities Research Council collaborative doctoral project, undertaken at Leeds University and the Henry Moore Institute. This sixty-fourth edition in the Institute's Essays on Sculpture series is the first publication of O'Dwyer's research on Chadwick. It focuses on a selection of material relating to the installation 'Ego Geometria Sum' of 1982-83, tracing the biography of this influential work that rethought the possibilities of sculpture.

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