20 February 1921, London, UK -
16 November 1975, London, UK
Michael Ayrton took up sculpture in the 1950s, working in wax and bronze, under the tutorage of Henry Moore. His first studies were of acrobats that were possibly a response to his own painful arthritis. From the mid-1950s Aryton became fascinated by Greek mythology and especially with the myth of Daedalus, successfully working again with the London Artiic jeweller John Donald to recreate the mythical golden honey-comb.