Standing Figure, 1963 by John Hoskin
Hoskin was born in Cheltenham, and decided to become an artist after World War II.
He knew about the group of artists living and working in St. Ives, Cornwall and decided to hitchhike there. By coincidence, he was picked up by one of the leading artists of the group: Terry Frost. By the time they arrived in St. Ives, Frost had encouraged Hoskin to become a sculptor.