Anita Mandl

She was born in Prague and came to England in l939.  On leaving school she took a secretarial course and whilst working in a factory office she trained as a zoologist at Birkbeck College, University of London, gaining a first class honours degree in l947. After a year as a research assistant at the Royal London Hospital she joined the staff at the Medical School,University of Birmingham 

She was awarded a Ph.D. in l951 and a D.Sc. in 1960. During this period she attended evening classes in sculpture at the Birmingham College of Art.   In l967 Anita became an Associate of the Royal West of England Academy and was a member of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen and the Royal Society of Marine Artists for over twenty years. In l978 the RWA made her a full member and in 1980 she was raised from Associate to Fellow of the Royal Society of British Sculptors. 

She is also a regular exhibitor at the Royal West of England Academy. Many private galleries have exhibited her work, including the late Leicester Galleries, the Moorland, the John Whibley Gallery and the Bruton Street Gallery in London, the Ash Barn Gallery, Hants. and the Mignon Gallery,Bath.  In 2002 she was one of 50 sculptors commissioned by Pangolin Editions to produce a small sculpture for their collection “Sterling Stuff”, cast in silver and shown at Gallery Pangolin.

Anita is a stone carver, from which when she is satisfied a cast is made and small editions of Bronzes made.  From time to time we sell her original stone pieces.