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Public Statues and Sculpture Association

Tomás Bañuelos (b. 1958)

Sculptor born in Fabero in the province of León in Spain. He trained in the workshop of Higinio Vázquez in Madrid and later became Professor of Sculpture at the Faculty of Fine Arts in the Complutense University of Madrid. He retains a workshop in Fabero. He and a team of assistants produced the over 100 sculptures, paintings and sketches used as props for the Spanish director, Fernando Trueba’s, 2012 French-language film, L’artiste et son modèle. His statue of Christopher Columbus, 1992, is in Belgrave Square.

Bibliography: ‘Bañuelos Ramón, Tomás – Profesor titular escuela universitaria’, Universidad Complutense Madrid; T. Cavanagh, Public Sculpture of Kensington and Chelsea with Westminster South-West, Watford, 2023, pp. 265–66; T. Cavanagh, Public Sculpture of South London, Liverpool, 2007, p. xxi; V. Silván, ‘Tomás Bañuelos, un escultor de película’, 1 August 2011, El Mundo.

Terry Cavanagh November 2022