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Taranis (Thundergod)
© Ivor Davies. Photo credit: y Gaer Museum, Art Gallery & Library

Taranis (Thundergod) 1992

Ivor Davies (b.1935)

y Gaer Museum, Art Gallery & Library

Painter, printmaker, performance artist, writer and teacher, born in Treharris, Glamorgan, where he settled at Penarth. From 1952–6 Davies studied at Cardiff College of Art; 1956–7 at Swansea College of Art; then was at University of Lausanne, 1959–61, as an assistant teacher of English. A series of university teaching posts followed; Davies was from 1971–8 curator of Talbot Rice Art Centre, University of Edinburgh; and from 1978–88 was principal lecturer in history of art and head of the school of cultural studies, Gwent College of Higher Education, Newport.

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


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