Thompson Dagnall

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Thompson Dagnall is a British sculptor.

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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]

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] ).

In his early career, he carved nudes with his first clothed piece being a sculpture of cricketer Don Bradman in 1985 [5]


  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
  5. Windsor, Alan (2017-11-22). British Sculptors of the Twentieth Century. Routledge. ISBN   978-1-351-77130-6.

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