Alan is an artist and a master sculptor originally hailing from New Zealand. An unashamed Modernist, his sculptures and drawings are steeped in the expressionistic style of Rodin, Degas and Daumier. Somerville’s grasp of shape and form is as self-evident in his artwork as is his dynamic depiction and romantic notion of the human anatomy.
Somerville’s body of work is critically acclaimed. His numerous public works include the two iconic Bronze Diggers on Sydney’s Anzac Bridge, the Bull at World Square, Sir Henry Parkes in Centennial Park, Sir Roden Cutler at Manly, the three bronze sculptures at the Australian War Memorial, and countless private commissions.