BELMONTE, Guido

1921 - 1986

Guido Belmonte, was born on 1 November 1921. During the early part of the Second World War he was living in Edinburgh but by 1953 was living in London. He married twice, both at Hampstead, firstly in 1953, Prudence E. Seward (born 1926), who divorced, and secondly in 1962, Pauline Marie Whattler (born 29 June 1939). A tutor on the foundation course at Hornsey College of Art 1967-1968 and then at Ipswich School of Art until the early 1980s, working alongside Bernard Reynolds [q.v.] in the sculpture department being tutor, amongst others to Robin Warnes [q.v.] and John Chipperfiedl [q.v.]. He exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy 1941-1942 and at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions 1955-1962 including portrait heads in bronze and in terracotta. After the retirement of Bernard Reynolds and the death of Belmonte, the sculpture department was carried on by David Baldry [q.v.]. He died at Camelford, Cornwall in c. 1986.