Sculptor who gained his National Design Diploma at Stourbridge School of Art, 1954; exhibited with Young Contemporaries, 1956–8; completed National Service, 1959–61; then attended the Royal College of Art, 1961. In 1962 Coventry started farming in west Cornwall, returning to sculpture in 1985. The land and its occupants, human, bird and animal, their ruggedness and gentleness, movement and behaviour, were central to his output. His many exhibitions included Beaux Arts, Bath; New Craftsman Gallery, St Ives; Henry Brett Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold; Gallery Pangolin, Chalford; Lineart, Ghent, Belgium; and Berkeley Square Gallery. Commissions included Predator, Nature in Art Museum, Gloucestershire, 1992; Spiralling Rooks, Health Centre, St Keverne, 1995; and An Gof, St Keverne, commemorating 1497 Cornish rebellion, 1997.

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


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