Michael Sandle, RA (b.1936) is a well known sculptor, painter, printmaker and teacher. Born in Weymouth, Dorset, he studied at the Douglas School of Art and Technology, Isle of Man 1951-54 and then studied printmaking at the Slade School, London 1956-59. He worked in Paris 1959-60 and later returned to the UK to teach, initially at Leicester College of Art 1961-63. He later taught in Canada for some years and subsequently in Germany, where in 1980 he became Professor of Sculpture at Karlsruhe Academy. He exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1983 and was elected a full member firstly in 1989 and after resigning in 1998 he was re-elected in 2005. Michael Sandle is also a member of the Royal Society of British Sculptors and in recent years he has lived and worked in London. He has exhibited extensively internationally and has undertaken numerous public commissions.