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Lorne began studying art seriously at the age of 11 when her work attracted the attention of Prince Serge Yourievitch, a contemporary and friend of Rodin, and under his guidance and encouragement she began modelling at his studio.
Lorne was a student at the Royal Academy Schools, winning the Leverhulme Scholarship, the Silver medal for sculpture combined with architecture, the Feodora Gleichen Scholarship and two of her sculptures were accepted at the Royal Academy when she was only 20. She was elected a member of the Society of Portrait Sculptors in 1969 and a Fellow of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1972.
Whether depicting them mid-flight, in the heat of a polo game or in a moment of calm reflection, all of Lorne’s works exude a deep love and respect for horses.
Lorne has worked with many greats from the polo and equine world such as: Adolfo Cambiaso, Lee Pearson, Carl Hester and H.R.H Prince Charles himself.
Above: Lorne McKean during the sculpting process of HRH Prince Philip on his polo pony and the final unveiling to HM The Queen.