Vincent Van Gogh sculpture officially unveiled in Welwyn
PUBLISHED: 13:39 02 July 2018 | UPDATED: 15:47 02 July 2018
An award winning sculptor's Vincent Van Gogh bust was officially unveiled in Welwyn over the weekend.
Anthony Padgett created the bust, praised as “very remarkable” by Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum, as a tribute to the one-eared artist’s links to the village.
Van Gogh was said to have travelled to Welwyn from Ramsgate in 1876 to visit his sister Anna, who was working in a girls’ boarding school.
Following the unveiling near Bridge Cottage Surgery, former councillor Sandra Kyriakides said: “The event was fantastic. The weather was glorious and a very large crowd turned out for the unveiling.
“Everyone who saw the sculpture just loved it – the likeness is amazing and the quality of the work is stunning. What a talented young man.”
Anthony is donating his cold-cast sculpture to five sites across Europe with links to the artist.
“I see it as an honour and a privilege to create such a work and I hope that you like the work,” he said.