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Rustic Umbrellas
© the artist. Photo credit: Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London

Rustic Umbrellas 1982

Robert Koenig (b.1951)

Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre
Sculptor and creator of coloured reliefs in wood, born in Manchester. In 1973–6 studied at Brighton Polytechnic for first-class honours degree in fine art, in 1976–8 gaining higher diploma for sculpture at Slade School of Fine Art. Exhibitions included Serpentine Gallery summer show, 1980; Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, and Paton Gallery, both 1984; Middlesbrough Art Gallery, 1986; Huddersfield Art Gallery and Milton Keynes Exhibition Gallery, both 1992; and Worthing Museum and Art Gallery, 2000. In 2002–3, there was a retrospective of Koenig’s sculptures in wood made over the previous 20 years at Cadzow Gallery, Chatelherault Country Park, Ferniegair, Hamilton. Koenig lived in Hove, Sussex, and had work in public and private collections.

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

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