Lloyd Le Blanc (born 1940)
Ranging from flights of birds to outsized artichokes, Lloyd Le Blanc’s work is exceptional in its scale and technical brilliance.
In 1965, American-born Lloyd Le Blanc went to Yale University on a full scholarship to study sculpture. He then established a series of bronze foundries in New England, California and Falmouth College of Art, where he was a lecturer in sculpture. In 1973, he settled permanently in England, and opened a studio and foundry in Saxby, near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, with his wife, the sculptor, Judith Holmes Drewry. Since 1986, he has exhibited his work internationally, at venues that include Amazing Grace, Dubai; Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons, Oxfordshire; and Chris Beetles Gallery. In 2009, he opened the Le Blanc Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Gallery at Saxby. He is usually to be found in the workshops either modelling clay or heaving sections of bronze aloft in the foundry. His latest sculptures includes a number of portraits.
Lloyd has received numerous international commissions, and his work can be seen as far afield as Ireland, Australia, Hong Kong and the United States, as well as annually at the Chelsea Flower Show and in the gardens of Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons.