Artist in acrylic, true fresco, mixed media and sculpture, including bronze, steel and concrete. He was born in Saltash, Cornwall, graduating from Sheffield University and gaining his master’s degree in fine art from Wolverhampton Polytechnic, 1981–4, teachers including Malcolm Hughes, Knighton Hosking and Graham Cooper. Field was a joint research fellow at Wolverhampton Polytechnic, 1981–4; was a member of the West Midlands Public Art Collective, 1985–8; from 1989 being artist-in-residence for Dudley. In 1992 he won a Royal Society of Arts Art for Architecture Award. Was a member of LG, Midlands Group, Art and Architecture and the Birmingham Art Trust. Field’s murals were influenced by the artists Edward Wadsworth and Percy Wyndham Lewis, his sculptural works by organic, especially spiral, forms, as in his Thomas Attwood memorial at Halesowen.

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

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