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John Ellison

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Sculptor John Ellison
John Ellison

About John Ellison

John Ellison lives in Cape Town South Africa a passionate and seasoned bronze sculptor who has a rare talent of being able to capture the subject, A love of African Wildlife is evident in his portrayal of these wonderful animals, Having sold many pieces all over the world his work is admired and enjoyed by many collectors.
Sculptor John Ellison
White Rhino

Exhibition History of John Ellison

John Ellison has exhibited work throughout South Africa with many pieces being exhibited in the Cape Gallery, with some of his more specialized pieces being exhibited in the Endangered Species Exhibition in Cape Town.


Biography / CV of John Ellison

John Ellison was born in 1931 Manchester, UK this was a place and time when becoming an artists was not the sensible thing to do, turning instead to engineering as a full time occupation, John raised a family and emigrated to South Africa in 1970. Here his love for the abundant African wildlife inspired him to resurrect his passion for art and he started to create bronze sculptures in the lost wax method.


Artist Statement of John Ellison

John Ellison`s personal statement
It took many years to reach my dream of being an artist which has given me an even greater passion and pleasure than could be anticipated. As all artists do, I strive for perfection with every piece I produce, and will display only those pieces that give me pleasure and more importantly have been approved by my wife.

Awards and Prizes of John Ellison

The ability to fulfil my dreams.

Qualifications / Education of John Ellison

John Ellison`s Education
HNC Elec Eng Manchester College Science and Technology

Teaching Experience

John Ellison experience
Over the last five years John has gained valuable experience working closely with the staff at the Bronze Age Foundry and Gallery in Simons Town, Cape Town, SA. This relationship enabled John to have hands on involvement regarding the waxing and gating portions of his bronze sculptures.

Influences / Inspiration of John Ellison

John Ellison has been influenced by many artists with his main influences being Fredrick Remington from the USA and Dylan Lewis, South African, mixing these styles with his own unique interpretation.

Price Range of Work

John Ellison's work has a price range from £1,300 to £2,444

Mediums utilised

John Ellison's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

John Ellison's work is found in the following categories on site:
Tabletop Desktop Small Indoor Statuettes Figurines Sculptures (8)
Small Animal Sculptures (8)
African Animal and Wildlife Sculptures (7)
Wild Animals and Wild Life Sculptures (7)
Antelope sculpture (3)
Deer Sculptures (3)
Field Sports, Game Birds and Game Animals Sculptures (2)
Cats Wild and Big Cats Sculpture (2)
Horse Sculpture / Equines Race Horses Pack HorseCart Horses Plough Horsess
Rhino and Rhinoceros Hippo and Hippopotamus sculpture statue statuette
Sculptures of Sport in General
Objects of desire Sculptures
Horses Small, for Indoors and Inside Display Statues statuettes Sculptures figurines commissions commemoratives
Domestic Animal Sculpture
Cattle, Kine, Cows, Bulls, Buffalos, Bullocks, Heifers, Calves, Oxen, Bison, Aurocks, Yacks
Horse and Rider / Jockey Sculpture / Equestrian Sculptures
Endangered Animal Species Sculptures
Animals in General Sculptures Statues
Pigs, Sows, Boars, Hogs, Piglets Sounders Sculptures or Statues
Predators Carnivores Hunters Flesh Eaters Sculptures Statues statuettes carvings
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