Sculptor and teacher who studied at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts, 1982–6; Middlesex Polytechnic, to gain a Certificate in Education, 1986–7; Royal College of Art, 1987–8, for postgraduate studies in bronze casting; then obtained his master’s degree there, 1989–92. From 1985 he exhibited widely, initially in the South London Art Gallery Sogat 82 Sculpture Show; Hannah Peschar Gallery from 1986; Arts Club, Bryan Kneale’s Choice, 1990; The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, 1992; and in 1993 at Isis Gallery, Leigh-on-Sea, in Drawing Towards Sculpture. Cornish gained a large number of residencies and awards, notably Henry Moore Foundation Scholarship, 1989–91, and Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award, 1992. He was sculptor-in-residence at the Museum of London in 2005.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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