Monday, 19 November 2012
A former art lecturer and renowned sculptor has donated a bust of Edward Elgar to the University of Worcester.
Victor Heyfron, who taught in the University’s art department from 1972 to 1990, visited the institution recently and said he noticed that although the main building was named after Elgar, there was no visual representation of the famous musician.
So he set about creating a bronze bust, which was unveiled during a special reception at the University.
“I have created a number of Elgar busts over the years,” said the artist. “I’ve had them unveiled in the Royal College of Music and at Royal Worcestershire Hospital in Worcester.
“I think this is my best yet though and I’m delighted to have been able to donate it to such a wonderful educational institution.”
My Heyfron has been commissioned in the past by such big stars as Sir Cliff Richard, Hank Marvin and Eric Morecombe.
David Morphy, President of the University’s Alumni Association, said: “The Alumni Association was delighted to accept Vic’s generous gift of one of his lifelike sculptured heads of Edward Elgar. It now provides a personal welcome to all who enter the Elgar building at the University and is a fitting tribute to Vic's contribution as a lecturer, tutor and Warden of Bredon Halls.”