Eleanor Crook 1966

born in:
England, United Kingdom

Eleanor Crook (born 1966) is a British sculptor with a special interest in mortality, anatomy and pathology who exhibits internationally in fine art and medical and science museum contexts. She studied Classics and Philosophy at Magdalen College Oxford before training in sculpture at Central St Martins and the Royal Academy Schools in the early 90s, where she specialized in wax modeling, lost wax bronze casting and other lifelike media, learning anatomy and Forensic Facial Reconstruction to imbue her figures - more effigy than statue - with a convincing sense of life. The development of this work has taken place through close longterm collaboration with medical museums and historic anatomical wax collections such as the Gordon Museum of Patholgy, Guy’s Hospital, and the Vrolik Museum Amsterdam, where she continues the wax modeling tradition of the collections and combines research through human dissection and studying the history of anatomical modelmaking. Most recently she is working with museum project partners on creating a genre of anatomical Expressionism , uncanny yet rooted in medical investigation.