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Human Gamba, Palpable Object
© The Estate of Paul Neagu. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2022. Photo credit: Laing Art Gallery

Human Gamba, Palpable Object 1971

Paul Neagu (1938–2004)

Laing Art Gallery

Sculptor in various materials, painter and draughtsman, environment and performance artist and teacher, born in Bucharest, Romania. He studied at the Institute Grigoresco there, 1959–65, and had a solo show at Amphora Gallery, Bucharest, and at Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh, in 1969, the year he settled in Britain. He was naturalised in 1976 and lived in London; in 1991–2 took Romanian citizenship, so was effectively Anglo-Romanian. In 1970 Neagu showed in John Moores Exhibition, Liverpool, the first of several appearances, the following year having the first of his solo shows at Compass Gallery, Glasgow. Other solo exhibitions included Museum of Modern Art in Oxford, Leeds Polytechnic Gallery, Third Eye Centre in Glasgow and with Elise Meyer Inc.

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


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