Early in his career, Chadwick made mobiles similar to those of Alexander Calder. Eventually, though, his sculptures took a different turn, resulting in skeletal figures, insects and beasts. Beast XVI was cast in 1959, when Chadwick was at his height having toured the world with exhibitions and having won the International Prize at the Venice Biennale.
Lynn Chadwick. Beast XVI, 1959. Bronze, 32 x 63 x 36 inches. Gift of Fred and Lena Meijer. © The Estate of Lynn Chadwick.