Anita Mandl was born in Prague. She trained as a zoologist and studied sculpture at the Birmingham College of Art. She is a Member of the Royal West of England Academy and a Fellow of the Royal Society of British Sculptors.
Her carvings, mostly in stone, are cast into editions in bronze and silver. Her deep knowledge of animal anatomy and behaviour informs her sculptures which are skilfully pared down to convey the very nature of a species. Their economy of language, their smooth and lustrous surfaces, together express the essential characteristics of an animal.
The Royal West of England Academy has hosted a major solo exhibition of Mandl’s work and the Zoological Society of London has used her sculpture as prizes for the Stamford Raffles Award. She exhibits regularly and widely in England and the Channel Islands.