Keith Godwin 1978-84

MAFA President 1978-1984

Keith Godwin was born in Worksop, Nottinghamshire to Fred, a coal miner, and his wife Ida. Kevin studied at both Nottingham and Leicester College of Art, then specialised in sculpture at the Royal College of Art in the 1930s. He taught sculpture at Goldsmiths between about 1950-55 together with Harold Wilson Parker and Bobby Jones. Towards the end of his career, Godwin was Head of Sculpture at Manchester Polytechnic (previously Manchester College of Art). He pioneered the use of resins in sculpture, often using coloured Perspex embedded within the matrix.

He exhibited at the Royal Academy and the Royal Society of British Artists, of which he was a member. His commissions included a sculpture for the Manchester Evening News in 1971 and work for the Reed Paper Group, British Rail and the Commonwealth Institute.

Discover some of Godwin’s sculptures.