“An appreciation for beauty is simply a stirring of the soul – seat of the deepest emotions, the soul is nurtured by beauty” – Eleanor Cardozo
Eleanor Cardozo is one of the most exciting and intriguing artists currently on the scene. Over the last 20 years her work has been exhibited in the likes of St Tropez, Monaco, Paris, London, Dubai and Knokke-Zoute, each time her inimitable style enthralling audiences.
International sculptor Eleanor is renowned for the precision and finesse of her bronze sculptures and for her dedication to raise the quality and beauty of contemporary art. “Beauty speaks to the senses; it nurtures the soul and lifts the spirit. Artists have a duty within society to raise the quality of artistic skill and subject matter; to inspire and speak to our capacity for delight and wonder. The art of a nation reflects its society, which is why the role of the creative artist matters so much.”
With the arrival of the London Olympic Games 2012, she has created a collection of bronze gymnasts, ranging in size from miniatures to monuments. As a former gymnast herself, Eleanor has firsthand knowledge of the skill and discipline involved and of the highly trained anatomy of the professional gymnast.
The second of ten children, Eleanor was born in London (°1965) but spent her early childhood in Africa and Malaysia. She was classically trained in sculpture at the City and Guilds in London and in portraiture at the Cecil Graves Studio in Florence.