London, Sotheby’s, Sculpture and Sculptors’ Drawings from The Ingram Collection, 10 – 21 January 2011;
Woking, The Lightbox, The Ingram Collection: Diamond Jubilee Exhibition, 6 March – 15 April 2012;
London, Canary Wharf, Bronze Sculptures from The Ingram Collection, 16 September – 15 November 2013;
Woking, The Lightbox, Bodies! The Ingram Collection, 21 November 2015 – 31 January 2016;
Hastings, Jerwood Gallery, Century: 100 Modern British Artists, 23 October 2016 – 8 January 2017;
Gloucestershire, Gallery Pangolin, Vitalism III: British sculpture and works on paper from the 50s and 60s, 30 September – 10 November 2017
Tamsyn Woollcombe, Kenneth Armitage Life and Work, London, 1997 (p. 144, no. KA58)
Created not long after Armitage’s work featured in the landmark 1952 VeniceBiennale exhibition of British sculpture, this piece demonstrates his abiding interest in the human figure. Trained in Leeds and at the Slade, Armitage returned constantly to the figure, finding inspiration for new ideas in his extensive knowledge both of Cycladic and Egyptian sculpture, and of Neolithic culture in Britain. This became a particularly rich hunting ground when he taught after the war at the Bath Academy of Art, Corsham, close to Salisbury Plain.