Josefina de Vasconcellos


Josefina died on 20 July 2005. Obituaries have been published in The Independent (by Margaret Lewis) and The Guardian (by Linda Clifford).

There is a short biography, pictures of some of her works, and a list of places in Cumbria where Josefina's works may be seen, at

The Ambleside Museum have a page about Josefina.

Bradford University have a news item: "Internationally-renowned sculptor Josefina de Vasconcellos unveiled one of her own works - for the second time - at the University on 26 October 1994, her 90th birthday." They also have a review of Margaret Lewis's book with more information and a photograph.

The Know Britain website has a photograph and brief description of the statue 'Reconciliation' at Coventry Cathedral.

Josefina designed a medallion for the Excercise Tiger Association, in support of their campaign to remember the hundreds of teenage soldiers and sailors who died at Slapton Sands in South Devon in 1944. This area was used for five months for Operation Tiger, practising for D-Day. A flotilla of seven German E-boats, carrying torpedoes and cannon, attacked three landing craft, sinking two and damaging a third.

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