Bryan Parkes was born in 1934 and worked as a Lithographer for many years. His sculpting training started at the Chelsea pottery on the Fulham Road, London. He then trained at the Camden Institute and further training was then undertaken at the Hampstead Institute under the tuition of John Brown.
Bryan produced pieces in marble, wood, various stone, terracotta and cold cast resin bronze. His work was mainly based on the human form.