William Turnbull (1922-2012)

William Turnbull was a Scottish artist. He is best know for his large minimalist bronze sculptures.

After serving in the RAF during the war he enrolled at the Slade School of Art where he met Eduardo Paolozzi in the sculpture department with whom he shared his increasing disillusioned view of the attitudes of the Slade. He had his first exhibition in 1950 and went on to exhibit regularly in London and was included in the British Pavilion at the 1952 Venice Biennale.

His work is collected around the world and is held in many major galleries. He has had retrospectives at the Tate Modern, Whitechapel Gallery, the Serpentine and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.