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 Aidron Duckworth, bottom right, 1939

Aidron Duckworth, bottom right, 1939

 Medal awarded to A.D. for Work of Special Distinction, 1954 (left), Selft portrait from sketchbook, 1951 (right)

Medal awarded to A.D. for Work of Special Distinction, 1954 (left), Selft portrait from sketchbook, 1951 (right)

1920

Born January 23 in Spalding, Lincolnshire, England; early childhood in India with family. Early studies in Linchonshire, in engineering.

1939

Military service in the Royal Field Artillery and on General Staff, northern Europe, Africa, and the Near East. Dunkirk survivor.

1947

Art studies in Sculpture at the Anglo-French Art Center, Chelsea School of Art, the Royal College of Art, London.

1957

Teacher of three dimensional design, Kingston School of Art; furniture and jewelry design and production. A&R Duckworth Associates, Ltd., London.

1965

Visiting professor of sculpture, University of Illinois; Chicago Circle; Head of Sculpture, Syracuse University.

1968

Freelace writer and painter, San Francisco.

1970

Chair of Fine Art, University of Natal, South Africa.

1972

Studies for Ph.D., Ohio State University

1973

Professor, Chairman of Art Department, University of South Dakota

1976

Cornish, New Hampshire studio art center for people over college age at "Mastlands."

1977

Plainfield (Meriden), studio art classes in the former public school house, now also Duckworth residence. Published art review and commentaries; The Artist's Eye radio essays; a National Drawing Competition; art classes in communities throughout the region, along with exhibitions of his own artworks.

2001

Death from cardiac arrest, October 30, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, N.H.