Constance de Grandmaison rms hs
I was born in Canada and lived in Europe from 1959 to 1992 and now divide my time between Vancouver and Europe. I began studying classical sculpting and drawing in London in 1965 and in 1971 started modelling miniature portraits in wax relief. I am self-taught as I was unable to find anyone to instruct me in this lost discipline. I referred often to 17th and 18th century waxes in the Victoria and Albert Museum collection and the generous help and encouragement of Jim Murrell in the Conservation Department.
I first exhibited at the Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers (RMS) in 1977 and the Hilliard Society in 1998. I became a member of the RMS in 2007 and the Hilliard Society in 2003 and was awarded the Bidder and Bourne Award for Best Sculpture in 2003 at the Royal Miniature Society.
My work is in private collections, The Victoria and Albert Museum and The Fitzwilliam Museum (E.J. Pyke Bequests).
Head sizes range from 2.3cms (7/8") to 5cm (2"). Average size 1.5". Mediums in wax, terra cotta in perspex and metal. Name (as Constance Sykes) and photo of work included in The Biographical Dictionary of Wax Modellers Supplement by E.J. Pyke.
3" x 2.5"
Terra cotta in perspex
5" x 3.5" x 2"
Sonia de Grandmaison