Eleanor Cardozo is one of the most exciting and intriguing sculptors currently on the scene. Over the last 20 years her work has been exhibited across the globe, each time her inimitable style enthralling audiences. During the London 2012 Olympics, at such an important time in the capital’s history, Eleanor’s work was on show in high profile locations across London including Westminster Abbey, Heathrow, and Kensington Palace Gardens, As a former gymnast herself, Eleanor has first-hand knowledge of the skill and discipline required and her unique collection of bronze gymnasts became internationally known when they were photographed by the BBC, Sky and Getty images.
Renowned for the precision and finesse of her bronze sculptures, Eleanor Cardozois dedicated to raising the quality and beauty of contemporary art through her work. “Beauty speaks to the senses; it nurtures the soul and lifts the spirit. Artists have a duty within society to raise the quality of artistic skill and subject matter.” She has lectured on the subject of Art in Society and was one of four international speakers at the 'Go 4 Glory' Olympic festival in London.
The second of ten children, Eleanor was born in London, but spent her early childhood in Africa and Malaysia, Cyprus and Gibraltar. Encouraged and disciplined by her parents to master the creative arts, she was influenced from an early age by the Great Masters, Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Donatello and more recently by Richard MacDonald, sculptor of the Cirque du Soleil in California. She was just 16 when her art master noticed her strong use of lines and form and encouraged her to create her first sculpture. From this point on, she never looked back and continues to find that creating something beautiful out of a mass of clay, or carving from a block of stone remains the most fascinating, challenging and satisfying form of art.
She was classically trained in sculpture at the City and Guilds School of Art in London and in portraiture at the Cecil Graves Studio in Florence.