Agatha Christie Memorial, Covent Garden, London

Agatha Christie Memorial, Covent Garden, London

About

Ben Twiston-Davies has been a figurative sculptor since 2000.  

He is a Visiting Lecturer in sculpture and drawing at the University of Hertfordshire.

Between 2015 and 2016 he completed a group of 25 sculptures to be installed on Viking Ocean cruise liners - the fifth in a series of commissions from this company.  Also in 2016 he made a statue of Horace Rawlins, the first winner of the US Open Golf Championship, to be installed at the Mid-Herts Golf Club. 

In 2015, Ben was commissioned by advertising agency 101 London to produce a sculpture for a print advert for the brand Kettle Chips.

In 2014 he made a series of twelve free copies of Rodin sculptures at the Henry Moore Foundation during their exhibition Moore-Rodin.

In 2013 Ben began working with Viking Cruises, producing a series of sculptures to be installed on their ships.

In 2012 he made the permanent bronze memorial to Agatha Christie, “The Book”, sited in Covent Garden in London.

In 2011 he was commissioned by the British publisher Orion to produce twenty book covers (photographs of ceramic sculptures) for the re-release of twenty of their bestselling titles.  These books, the Orion XX imprint, were released in February 2012.

Between 2008 and 2011 he made over twenty life-sized bronze and mixed media statues for the Royal Carribean cruise liners Allure and Oasis, the world’s largest-ever passenger ships.

From 2005 to 2008 he made a series of twelve polychrome figurative sculptures commissioned by the Turner prize-winning artist Keith Tyson.

In 2004/5 he taught sculpture at the Art Academy, London.  He has portrait and figurative works in several private, corporate and public collections, including the National Gallery of Wales.

Before that he was a television news journalist in London, working for Reuters from 1995-97 and NBC Europe from 1997-99.  He was born in 1971, grew up in Wiltshire, and lives with his wife Rebecca and their two sons in Hertfordshire.