Known as “Nibs”, Dalwood was born in Bristol. He started his career as an apprentice engineer with the Bristol Aeroplane Company and left to join the Royal Navy until 1946. After having left his navy career, Dalwood enrolled at the Bath Academy of Art and studied under the guidance of Kenneth Armitage. Gimpel Fils in London scooped up the talented Dalwood and launched his artistic career with group exhibitions and his first solo exhibition in 1954. After Dalwood won an Italian Government Scholarship he travelled to Italy returning in 1951 to teach at Newport School of Art. Dalwood continued with his teaching career and went onto teach at the Leeds, Royal, Hornsey and Maidston Colleges of Art. Dalwood gained his Professorship to the University of Illinois in 1964. After having been awarded numerous honours, Dalwood became Head of the Sculpture Department at Hornsey College of Art in 1966. After having been awarded a Churchill Scholarship, he too to the Far East and visited India, were he studied the gardens and landscapes. On his return he taught at the Central School of Art as the Head of the Sculpture Department and was elected Associate of the Royal Academy of Art in 1976. Sadly Dalwood died after a short illness in 1976.