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Guy Jocelyn Reid is a British/French artist who was born in Johannesburg in 1963 and grew up in London and Shropshire. After having completed his BA in Politics and History at North London Polytechnic in 1984, Reid began training as a classical carver and restorer, going on to work for the world-renowned Spink Workshop (now Arlington Conservation), where he completed work for institutions as varied as the Metropolitan Museum New York, the Getty Museum California, Harewood House and the Sir John Soane Museum London. Go to web page About Guy to read more on Guy Reid and his sculptures.


    Guy is delighted to have won the 2024 Society of Portrait Sculptors Sedleckà Award for best exhibit in the society’s 60th Annual Exhibition in London. The work titled Guy and Andrew in Pyjamas can be seen on the gallery page of this site. Guy is equally pleased to announce that in 2023 his portrait of best selling author Dame Jaqueline Wilson was acquired for the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery, London. The work is exhibited in new Contemporary History Makers on the ground floor. He has also recently completed a portrait of Lady Augusta Gregory for the Long Room at Trinity College Dublin. The portrait was revealed to the public in February 2023. Reid was chosen along with 3 other international artists to produce busts of women who have marked academic history. You can see images of the Jacky Wilson portrait below and in the image gallery plus read more about the Trinity College project.In 2023 Guy has completed two commissioned portraits of Pierre Diependaële,...

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    Published Monday 22nd October 2018

    National Portrait Gallery London Acquisition

    Guy is delighted to announce that his 2020 portrait of Dame Jaqueline Wilson has been acquired for the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery, London. The portrait was unveiled to the public at the new NPG opening on the 22nd of June 2023. The work is displayed in their new contemporary gallery ‘History Makers’....

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    Published Monday 15th November 2021

    Long Room Sculpture Commission Trinity College Dublin

    Guy is delighted to have been selected amongst four artists for the Long Room Sculpture Commission at Trinity College Dublin. On February the 1st 2023, the sculptures were officially unveiled by former President Mary McAleese and are the first to be commissioned in more than a century to honour the highly significant achievements of four women, Ada Lovelace, Mary Wollstonecraft, Rosalind Franklin and Augusta Gregory, and the contribution they have made to collective knowledge and to human endeavour. There are currently 40 marble busts in this beautiful historic space, all of men. This is a first step to introducing sculptures of women and better representing diversity. The four women honoured were chosen from more than 500 nominations. Guy has chosen to produce that of Augusta Gregory, folklorist, dramatist and theatre-founder. You can watch a short film of the unveiling ceremony above....

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    Published Friday 16th July 2021


    In 2017 Guy exhibited his self portrait 'Man Walking' at MOCA London....

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    Published Wednesday 13th February 2019


    Above is a sculpture portrait of the British T.V. chat show host and comedian Alan Carr, otherwise known as 'Chattyman'. The work is in his own private collection. ...

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    Published Friday 1st January 2016

    Christ Figure Tower of London

    In 2016 Guy exhibited his Christ Resurected in the Chapel Royal at the Tower of London. The sculpture was also exhibited throught the summer of 2019 at the Abbaye de Bonnefont in S.W. France. Guy is looking for a permanent placement for this Christ. If you feel you may be interested please contact the artist via this website. ...

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    Published Wednesday 13th February 2019


    Asian art expert and Hong Kong based fine art dealer Anthony Lin writes an introduction to Reid's work. Read Introduction....

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    Published Monday 2nd January 2017