Royal Sculptor Frances Segelman Unveils King Charles Sculpture Ahead Of Coronation


Ahead of the Coronation, Royal sculptor Frances Segelman has created a new bronze sculpture of King Charles III. Frances Segelman is one of the leading sculptors in Britain having created busts of the late Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh from life.

Previously Segelman sculpted the then Prince of Wales in 2014 at Highgrove, marking the 40th anniversary of The Prince’s Trust. Her latest sculpture of King Charles is an up to date, life-and-a half-sized rendition, depicting how the King will be seen on Coronation Day. The sculpture was cast at Bronze Age Foundry in Limehouse, and will be unveiled at a new exhibition of Segelman’s work later this year.

Frances Segelman said:“With the upcoming Coronation I felt compelled to sculpt King Charles. He is such a charming and caring person, and is passionate about helping young people in their personal development.

King Charles III Coronation Bronze By Frances Segelman 2023

The King is also an extremely educated man and has a clear interest in the arts, so it only felt right that I should sculpt him as he becomes our monarch.

I am thrilled with the final sculpture, which for me is the perfect way to celebrate the new King and his Coronation.”

Segelman has also created a miniature bronze of King Charles, a diamond dust print series of King Charles, and miniature bronzes of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh, all of which can be viewed at Grove Gallery, 156 New Cavendish St, Fitzrovia, London W1W 6YW.

An established sculptor of personalities from the world of entertainment, politics and sport, Frances is known for her sculptures of The Royal Family. These include busts of HM The King, HM Queen Elizabeth II, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, HRH The Princess Royal, HRH The Duke of Kent and HRH The Countess of Wessex. Often working in front of an audience, Frances is a fast and naturally creative sculptor, and has sculpted a wide variety of public figures from the world of entertainment, politics and sport. Recent commissions include Sir Simon Rattle, Dame Joan Collins, Lord Julian Fellowes and Dame Joanna Lumley.

Frances Segelman FRSA MRSS is one of the most successful professional sculptors in Britain and is well known for her sculptures of The Royal Family. Born in Leeds, Segelman is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Liveryman of Painters and Stainers Livery Company.

She is a British sculptor who has gained recognition for her work in creating  busts of famous figures in politics, entertainment, and culture.  She has created over 200 busts of public figures, including Prime Minister Boris Johnson, actor Sir Derek Jacobi, and broadcaster Eamonn Holmes.

Segelman’s technique involves creating a clay model of the subject’s face and then casting it in bronze or plaster. Her sculptures are known for their attention to detail and their ability to capture the personality and character of the subject.

In addition to her work as a sculptor, Segelman is also a patron of the arts and a supporter of various charitable causes. She has donated her sculptures to raise money for charities such as the Teenage Cancer Trust, and she has also worked with organisations such as the British Heart Foundation, Stroke Association, and the Vision Foundation.

Segelman’s sculptures have been exhibited in galleries and public spaces around the world, including at the Houses of Parliament in London. Her work has earned her numerous accolades, including the Freedom of the City of London and an honorary fellowship from the Royal Society of British Sculptors.

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