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' - If Marble Smell of Spring - '
© the estate of Barry Flanagan / Bridgeman Images. Photo credit: Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre

' - If Marble Smell of Spring - ' 1978

Barry Flanagan (1941–2009)

Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre

Sculptor in a variety of materials, draughtsman, film and furniture maker and teacher, born in Prestatyn, Flintshire. He studied at St Martin’s School of Art, 1964–6, receiving the ICA Dover Street Materials Award in 1965. In 1972 he won the Gulbenkian Foundation Grant to work with the dance company Strider, three years later gaining an Arts Council Award, which allowed him to undertake kiln work. Flanagan’s teaching included St Martin’s School of Art, 1967–71, with further sessions at Newport School of Art and Omaha Municipal University, Nebraska. After a first solo show at Rowan Gallery in 1966, Flanagan showed there many times, and also exhibited solo at Hester van Royen Gallery and Waddington Galleries as well as widely overseas.

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


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