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Public Statues and Sculpture Association

Peter Hodgkinson (b. 1965)

Sculptor. Born in Preston, Lancashire, he studied at Preston College, having a studio from 2002 at the Barton Hall animal health centre in Garstang Road. He is best known for his two footballing statues, the first, known as The Splash, 2004, of Tom Finney at Preston and the second of Stan Mortensen, 2005, for Blackpool’s Bloomfield Road ground. He is also the sculptor of a statue of L.S. Lowry (2011) made for the bar of Sam’s Chop House, off Cross Street in Manchester. In 2012 he received a commission for thirteen bronze Diamond Jubilee busts of Queen Elizabeth II from Lancashire County Council, one for the County Hall in Preston, plus one for each of the county’s 12 town halls (see, e.g., the cast at Lytham St Annes).

Bibliography: Blog Preston, ‘Infamous Preston artist strikes bronze with latest sculpture’, 26 February 2011; D.A. Cross, Public Sculpture of Lancashire and Cumbria, Liverpool, 2017, pp. xiii, xv, 28, 45–46, 95–96.

David A. Cross, 2017