Ceramic Boy Riding a Turkey, Harry Parr circa 1920
Harry Parr was a British sculptor and potter, who was born in the early 20th century and passed away in 1994. He is known for his whimsical and playful sculptures, often featuring animals or fantastical creatures.
One of his most famous works is the “Boy Riding a Turkey” sculpture, which depicts a young boy riding on the back of a large turkey. The sculpture is made from stoneware and has a playful, almost childlike quality that is characteristic of much of Parr’s work. It is considered a prime example of his unique style, which combined elements of folk art, mythology, and the natural world.
Parr was born in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, in 1914. He began his artistic career as a potter, working for the Wedgwood pottery company in the 1930s. However, he soon began to experiment with sculpture, developing a style that was both whimsical and highly detailed.
Throughout his career, Parr exhibited his work at galleries and museums throughout the UK, including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. He also taught at various art schools and colleges, including the Stoke-on-Trent College of Art and the Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts.
While Parr achieved some success during his lifetime, he was not as well-known as some of his contemporaries in the British art world. However, his work has since become highly sought-after by collectors and is now considered a valuable part of the country’s artistic heritage.
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