Arnold Machin (1911-99)

Arnold Machin RA was a sculptor, modeller and designer. He was born locally in Stoke-on-Trent and studied at the Stoke and Derby Schools of Art and at the Royal College of Art (1937-40). He exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1940 and was elected a member in 1956. He was probably best remembered for the designing of the new coin effigies in 1964 and 1967 (decimal coinage) and the definitive issue of postage stamps in 1967. For the Wedgwood Company he produced not only a wide range of portrait medallions but also a number of extremely humorous models and figure groups.

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Arnold Machin, © Wedgwood Museum

Arnold Machin
© Wedgwood Museum