Rosie Sturgis

Born in 1930 in Cape Town, Rosie Sturgis was educated in South Africa and then attended St. Andrew’s University. She studied art at Cape Technical & Art School from 1968 – 1970 and at Ruth Prowse Art School also in Cape Town in 1970, where she had private lessons. On moving to England she went to the Sir John Cass Art School, North London Polytechnic from 1977 – 1986, including lessons in bronze casting. This she also pursued at the Tommasi Bronze Foundry in Pietrasanta in Italy, thus completing her art studies and education.
Apart from animal and bird bronzes she has done quite a few portrait busts including one of her niece the painter, Emma Sergeant. She has exhibited widely both here in the UK, in Europe and in South Africa at, amongst others, the Everard Read Gallery in Johannesburg. London galleries that have exhibited her work include Agnew’s, the Mall Gallery and The Tryon Gallery. She is now also showing her work at The Wykeham Gallery.
Rosie Sturgis has undertaken several commissions for both private and public collections.