Thompson Dagnall

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Thompson Dagnall is a British sculptor.

Archimedes Statue, Manchester Archimedes.JPG
Archimedes Statue, Manchester

Born in Liverpool on 15 February 1956, he attended Liverpool and Brighton Polytechnics before gaining an MA at Chelsea College in 1979. [1]

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He is a prolific producer of works on public commission, [2] including Archimedes and Luca Pacioli in Manchester; [3] Halsall Navvy in Halsall; [2] Black Tiger and Kissing Seat, Walking Snake, Hanging Bat, Spruced up Heron and Orme Sight in Beacon Fell Country Park; [2] and Gauging the Ripple by the Ribble Link canal in Preston [2] (nicknamed the "Ribble Piddler" [4] ).

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  1. Thompson Dagnall: CV, accessed 16 January 2010
  2. 1 2 3 4 Thompson Dagnall: List of Works Archived 2011-07-17 at the Wayback Machine ., accessed 11 July 2008
  3. Manchester Statues & Sculpture, accessed 11 July 2008
  4. Squires, Matthew (30 March 2009), "Piddler will return as £30k iron man", Lancashire Evening Post, Preston, accessed 10 August 2009

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