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Kendra Haste MRSS grew up in Putney and graduated from Wimbledon College of Art (1990), achieved a B.A. Honours in Illustration from Camberwell College of Arts (1993) before studying for her Master’s degree at the Royal College of Art where she became interested in wire mesh sculpture. In 1999, she won the BBC Wildlife Art Award with her sculpture of a baboon. She has since established a considerable reputation in her field with work included in collections worldwide. She is an elected member of the Royal Society of Sculptors, the Society of Wildlife Artists (UK) and a signature member of the Society of Animal Artists (USA). Public sculptures in the UK include an elephant at Waterloo Station, London, 13 works at the Tower of London, commissioned by Historic Royal Palaces in 2010 and a rhinoceros at Cannon Hall Museum, Barnsley. Her work is also in the collection of the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, Wyoming.