SALVADOR DALI

Salvador Dalí is among the most versatile and prolific artists of the 20th century and the most famous Surrealist. Though chiefly remembered for his painterly output, in the course of his long career he successfully turned to sculpture, printmaking, fashion, advertising, writing, and, perhaps most famously, filmmaking in his collaborations with Luis Buñuel and Alfred…

DANNY MARKEY

DANNY MARKEY __________ BRITISH 1965 Born in Falmouth, Cornwall, 1965. Markey studied at Falmouth School of Art (1983-84) and at Camberwell School of Art, London (1984-87), where he was awarded the Richard Chamberlain Memorial Prize in 1987. He is also the winner of The South Bank Picture Show, in 1986. Markey has had regular solo exhibitions at the…

BARRY FLANAGAN

BARRY FLANAGAN WELSH 1941 – 2009 Barry Flanagan (b. 1941, Prestatyn, North Wales; d. 2009, Ibiza, Spain) is most recognised for his bronze sculptures of hares, but started out as a minimalist sculptor working with sand, plaster, wood and rope. He participated in some of the most important exhibitions of the 1960s, notably When Attitudes…

LYNN CHADWICK

LYNN CHADWICK BRITISH 1914 – 2003 One of the most respected sculptors of his generation, Lynn Chadwick was a towering force in the field of post-war British sculpture. His work spans fifty years and includes over a thousand pieces. Having to learn welding in order to realise his designs, Chadwick executed many large scale sculptures…

BERNARD MEADOWS

BERNARD MEADOWS BRITISH 1915 – 2005 Bernard Meadows studied painting at Norwich School of Art from 1934-6. From 1936-9 and again in 1946-8 Meadows worked as an assistant for Henry Moore, who became a close friend and great mentor to the young artist. In 1936 at the age of 21, Meadows took part in the…

SIR TERRY FROST

SIR TERRY FROST BRITISH 1915 – 2003 Born in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, in 1915, he did not become an artist until he was in his 30s. He left school aged fourteen and went to work at Curry’s cycle shop and then at Armstrong Whitworth in Coventry. During World War II, he served in France, the Middle East and Greece, before…

CERI RICHARDS

CERI RICHARDS BRITISH 1903 – 1971 Ceri Richards was born in Dunvant near Swansea in 1903. His father worked as a tinplate worker and conducted the local choir, with Ceri being taught to play the piano at an early age. Music and poetry formed an important part of every day life in early twentieth century…

DAME BARBARA HEPWORTH

DAME BARBARA HEPWORTH BRITISH 1903 – 1975 Barbara Hepworth, in full Dame Jocelyn Barbara Hepworth, (born January 10, 1903, Wakefield, Yorkshire, England—died May 20, 1975, St. Ives, Cornwall), sculptor whose works were among the earliest abstract sculptures produced in England. Her lyrical forms and feeling for material made her one of the most influential sculptors of the mid-20th…

JOE TILSON

JOE TILSON BRITISH 1928 Joe Tilson is an English artist who created painted relief sculptures from wood. During the early 1970s, Tilson’s work transitioned from Pop Art themes and collages to mysterious, symbolic works based on classical mythology, lunar cycles, and Neo-Platonic theory. Born on August 24, 1928 in London, United Kingdom, he worked as a…

PAUL FEILER

PAUL FEILER ____________ BRITISH 1918-2013 Feiler was a German painter, born in 1918, in Frankfurt am Main. He came to England in 1933 and studied from 1936 to 1939 at the Slade School. Interned in Canada at the outbreak of the Second World War, Feiler returned to Britain in 1941 to begin his career as…