28th February 2017

Heads at The Tower – A Retrospective by Royal Sculptor Frances Segelman

Over 20 celebrities will gather on 25 October 2016, each with a unique bust of themselves by royal sculptor Frances Segelman, as part of a major retrospective of her work being held in aid of the Jack Petchey Back to Work Fund for the Stroke Association. The event will take place at the Tower of London. A pantheon of royals and notables are featured in this exhibition of life-like bronze sculptures by Frances Segelman, which sees HM The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and HRH The Prince of Wales, sit alongside entertainment stars Sir Bruce Forsyth, Honor Blackman and Elaine Paige. Downton Abbey creator Lord Julian Fellowes, whose sculpture by Frances Segelman is being unveiled for the first time said, “I am thrilled to have been sculpted by Frances, I admire her work very much and feel flattered to be included at this unique event celebrating the work of the Stroke Association.” The cross-section of famous faces being exhibited includes Frances Segelman’s latest bronze of recently appointed Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. The political spectrum is also represented by figures such as Lord David Owen, Lord William Hague and Cherie Blair, and the world of sports sees the likes of Linford Christie, Bob Wilson, Terry Venebles and Sven-Göran Ericsson. Other stars being showcased include Sir Derek Jacobi, Dame Antoinette Sibley, Dame Edna Everage, Jilly Cooper and “Queen of Harps” Catrin Finch who will give a harp recital at the exhibition launch. Writer Ari Franklinos, whose book ‘Sculptures by Frances Segelman’ will be previewed at the exhibition, said “Inspired by Michelangelo, Frances has dedicated herself to creating bronze busts of her subjects which capture their immediacy and likeness. Her creations are realistic sculptures with a purity that invites the viewer to ponder on the face and inner thoughts that emanate from the work, the eyes, the faint lines on the skin. Her busts provide a classic vision of harmony […]
28th February 2017

New ‘Sculptures’ book by Frances Segelman and Ari Franklinos

Frances Segelman has written a new book about her sculptures in conjunction with writer Ari Franklinos. The book will be launched at Frances’ Tower of London Retrospective on 25 October. Ari Franklinos said.. “My main interest is literature and subjects I have been involved with include mythology, history, philosophy, religion and the arts generally, particularly classical music. Frances asking me to help her write a book on her wonderful sculptures was a breath of fresh air as it was something new for me. Much of the information came from Frances and this was supplemented by research on each of her illustrious subjects. The main difficulty was in selecting the most appropriate photographs from the many available and I am grateful to the many people who contributed to this daunting task. After all the hard work I believe we have created a very beautiful book showcasing Frances’ phenomenal achievement!!”
12th February 2017

Captured Hermaphroditus by Frances Segelman

The Captured Hermaphroditus was an exhibition at the Groucho Club created by Frances Segelman and the emerging artist XXXora. http://www.artlyst.com/news/hermaphroditus-divine-androgyny-awakens-at-the-groucho-club/
12th February 2017

The Lady

http://www.lady.co.uk/people/5362-how-to-measure-the-queen
12th February 2017

A Life in the Day: Frances Segelman, sculptor

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/a-life-in-the-day-frances-segelman-sculptor-3qzlz2khq8t