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Title: Contemporary Maltese sculptors
Authors: Attard Cassar, C.
Keywords: Sculptors -- Malta -- 20th century
Apap, Vincent, 1909-2003. Bust of the Duke of Kent
Apap, Vincent, 1909-2003. Bust of Princess Elizabeth
Apap, Vincent, 1909-2003
Borg, George, 1906-1983
Spiteri Sacco, John, 1907-1996
Calleja, Joseph, 1924-2018
Galea, Joseph
Bugeja, Samuel, 1920-2004
Issue Date: 1954
Publisher: De La Salle Brothers Publications
Citation: Attard Cassar, C. (1954). Contemporary Maltese sculptors. Malta Yearbook, 1954, 106-116
Abstract: The pattern and the growth of the Maltese sculpture of today owes its origin to the Government School of Art. For more than a quarter of a century most of our living sculptors have had their early training in this art institution. It was in the early twenties of this century that the Government School of Art was inaugurated, and this was the first step forward in art education in Malta. The veteran Master of sculpture at this school, was Antonio Micallef and thanks to his expert guidance students were thoroughly prepared to face art competitions in Malta and to seek admissions in art institutions abroad. Besides the Government scholarships, financial assistance was awarded to students by the Malta Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. The Malta Art Association was often responsible for the organization of Art Exhibitions in which a number of sculptors had not failed to give a good show. Among these sculptors we find the names of Vincent Apap, George Borg, John Spiteri Sacco, Joseph Calleja, and Joseph Galea. Lady Bonham Carter, wife of the Governor, herself a distinguished sculptor, gave every encouragement to raise the standards, she participated in these exhibitions and took a personal interest in every activity connected with art. It was during this period that a Life Class was started in Valletta in Old Mint Street for the training of art students.
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