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Kim Lim (1936–1997)
The Hepworth Wakefield
Abstract sculptor, photographer and printmaker, born in Singapore, married to the sculptor William Turnbull. She studied at St Martin’s School of Art, 1954–6, then Slade School of Fine Art, 1956–9. Took part in many group exhibitions in London, Paris and Tokyo, later ones including Journeys West, tour organised by University of Essex, 1995. Had two solo exhibitions at Axiom Gallery in 1966 and 1968. Several others followed at Waddington Galleries; Museum of Modern Art in Oxford; Felicity Samuel, Tate and Round House Galleries. Later ones included Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Bretton Hall, 1995, and Camden Arts Centre, 1999, by which time Kim Lim favoured stone for her simple and serene works. Arts Council, Tate Gallery, Nagaoka Museum of Modern Art in Japan, National Museum of Art in Singapore and many British provincial galleries hold examples.
Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)