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William Mitchell

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William Mitchell

Person  Male  Born 30/4/1925  Died 30/1/2020

Categories: Sculpture

Sculptor. He has worked in a vast variety of techniques and media, producing some grand-scale works. Among his London projects are the interior of the Curzon Cinema,Mayfair, the concrete frieze in Rochester Row, the wall in Duke Street St James's at the entrance to the Cavendish underground carpark and the Egyptian staircase at Harrods. A personal friend of Mohammed Al-Fayed, he was given the commission for the Dodi and Diana memorial in Harrods, and the less than popularly acclaimed statue of Michael Jackson at Fulham football ground. He was the designer/architect at Harrods for over 40 years. Died Cumbria.

Works outside London include: doors and bell tower at the Metropolitan Cathedral Liverpool and the Stations of the Cross at Bristol Cathedral.

His autobiography, with lots of pictures of his work, is available at William Mitchell.

The Browning sculpture was created in Mitchell's workshop by Thackwray who acknowledges an "obvious and inevitable Mitchellian influence".

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William Mitchell

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Dodi and Diana - Harrods

Both the Egyptian escalator and associated decorations and the bronze statue ...

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Michael Jackson

This memorial is no longer here. Michael Jackson was a friend of Mohamed Al-F...

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New River mosaic

This mosaic mural is quite a success, with the pair of compasses disgorging t...

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Robert Browning - W2 sculpture

2015: The attribution of this work, ‘Two Doves’, to William Mitchell is being...

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