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Born in Nigeria to parents of British and Polish origins, Christine Kowal Post was inspired by the African woodcarvers she saw as a child. On returning to the UK she studied Fine Art and Italian at University College of Wales, Aberystwyth (1970-74) and Accademia delle Belle Arti, Florence (1972–73). Kowal Post had her first studio in Liverpool and has also worked in Treuddyn, North Wales and the Netherlands. Since 1997, she has been living and working in East Sussex. In 2005, Kowal Post was elected to the Royal Cambrian Academy and in 2014 elected to Royal Society of Sculptors.