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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.

    EXHIBITIONS and PROJECTS

    Guy is delighted to announce that his 2020 portrait of best selling author Dame Jaqueline Wilson has been acquired for the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery, London. He is also very pleased to have been chosen amongst four international artists for the prestigious Long Room Sculpture Commisson at Trinity College Dublin. You can see images of the Jacky Wilson portrait below and in the image gallery plus read more about the Trinity College project. Guy is currently working on a portrait of the French national heroine and living ´Florence Nightingale´ Geneviève de Galard, otherwise known as ´l’ange de Dien Bien Phu. Born in 1925, she has received the highest honours the French state can offer, Croix de guerre, Légion d’honneur, médaille Florence Nightingale and from the United States the Liberty Medal.During the Covid crisis, he created a series of intimate family portraits. Subjects include his daughter Pearl, his partner Andrew and his mother. In 2020 he co...

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    Published Monday 22nd October 2018

    National Portrait Gallery London Acquisition

    Guy is delighted to announce that this 2020 portrait of Dame Jaqueline Wilson has been acquired for the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery, London. This is of particular personal significance because Reid’s first ever memory of a visit to a public gallery was to the NPG at around the age of 10 years old. It was also the first time he discovered the works of Hockey and Freud, both influences on his work. ...

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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. The sculptures, the first to be commissioned in more than a century, are 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 been asked to produce that of Augusta Gregory, folklorist, dramatist and theatre-founder. ...

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    Published Friday 16th July 2021

    MAN WALKING, MOCA

    In 2017 Guy exhibited his self portrait 'Man Walking' at MOCA London. The work will next be shown throughout summer at the Abbaye de Bonnefont, nr. Toulouse in S.W France. ...

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    Published Wednesday 13th February 2019

    PORTRAIT OF ALAN CARR

    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

    ANTHONY LIN'S INTRODUCTION TO GUY REID'S WORK

    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