Three Children Playing

WAG 8767


Fullard studied at Sheffield College of Arts and Crafts (1937 - 1942) and immediately after served in the 17th/21st Lancers, fighting in North Africa and Italy during the Second World War until he was invalided out of service in 1944. Fullard continued his training at the Royal College of Art (1945 - 1947) and was awarded a travel scholarship to Paris shortly after. During the 1950s he modelled figurative subjects in clay and plaster, and in 1957 entered the first John Moores Liverpool Exhibition (Walker Art Gallery, now known as the John Moores Painting Prize), and was awarded a prize in the junior section with his plaster sculpture 'Striding Woman'. It was not until the late 1950s that he began working with discarded wood and junk. Fullard also taught at St. Martin’s and St. Alban’s Schools of Art and was appointed Head of Sculpture at Chelsea School of Art.