Laurence Broderick, ARBS, FRSA, is a British sculptor. His best known work is The Bull, a public sculpture in Birmingham, erected in 2003. His work consists largely of direct carvings in stone and editions in bronze, mostly figurative, wildlife and the female form. He is predominantly a stone carver, working with many types of stone including Ledmore, Portsoy and Purbeck Marbles, Alabaster, Polyphant Soapstone, Hopton Wood and Ancaster Limestone. He also models in clay, plasticine, plaster and wax for casting into bronze.
Laurence Broderick was born in Bristol, 1935, and attended Bembridge School on the Isle of Wight. He studied painting, illustration and sculpture under Ray Millard and Geoffrey Deeley at the Regent Street Polytechnic from 1952–1957 and Sidney Harpley and Keith Godwin at the Hammersmith School of Art from 1964–1965.
Laurence Broderick began his artistic career as an historical and educational illustrator and painter. He taught Art at the Haberdashers' Aske's School in Cricklewood from 1959 and Elstree from 1961 and was Director of Art there from 1965–1981. He continued working as a freelance artist and sculptor throughout this period and became a full-time sculptor in 1981. He is joint president of the International Otter Survival Fund, a charity dedicated to the conservation, protection and care of otters in the UK and around the world. He divides his time between studios on the Isle of Skye, in the Scottish Highlands and Cambridge, England.
Commissions and Collections include
Otter, Loch Lomond
The Bull, Birmingham
Leaping Salmon, Chester Business Park
Annual World Champion Trophies, International Tennis Federation
Goddess Athena and the Owl, Royal Caribbean International
Family of Otters, E.ON UK plc, Coventry
Turtle, Prudential plc Art Collection, London.
Mother and Child, Diageo plc, Perth.
Indian Elephant Calf, Royal Caribbean International
Teko, Kyleakin, Isle of Skye
Madonna and Child, All Saints, Weston-super-Mare
Tortoise, Turtle & Mayan Figures, Vision of the Seas
Crucifix, The Priory, Christchurch
Madonna of the Magnificat, The Priory, Dunstable
St Mark and the Lion, St Mark's, Mansfield
Sir Roy Calne, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge
June Marchioness of Aberdeen and Temair, Haddo Arts Trust
Philippe Chatrier, International Tennis Federation, Roland Garros, Paris
Royal Academy, Royal Scottish Academy, Royal Society of British Artists, Contemporary Portrait Society, Society of Wildlife Artists and the Royal West of England Academy. Exhibitions in Scotland, England, Jersey, France, Monaco, Germany, USA and Canada.
de Laperriere, Charles Baile. Who's Who in Art. Hilmarton Manor Press.
Dictionary of International Biography. International Biographical Centre.
Year Established: 1955
Associate Royal Society British Sculptors
Fellow Royal Society of the Arts