Exposition Art Blog: Barry Flanagan - Sculpture

Barry Flanagan - Sculpture

"Barry Flanagan (1941- 2009 ) is most recognised for his bronze sculptures of hares, but started out as a minimalist sculptor working with sand, plaster, wood and rope. He participated in some of the most important exhibitions of the 1960s, notably When Attitudes Become Form at the Kunsthalle Bern and the ICA (1969)." .."His oeuvre consists of bronze representations of anthropomorphic figures, animals, and creatures of lore. Flanagan’s work employs an elongated stylization of form, similar to Alberto Giacometti, but incorporates it towards a humorous end. He developed his idiosyncratic style within the context of his peers, who were focused on making austere, Minimalist sculpture.."
"Flanagan studied at Birmingham College of Art and Crafts before going on to St. Martin’s School of Art in London in 1964. Between 1967 and 1971 he taught at St. Martin’s School of Art and the Central School of Arts and Crafts. Flanagan represented Great Britain at the Venice Biennale in 1982. In 1991, Flanagan was elected to the Royal Academy of Arts and awarded an OBE." (waddingtoncustot.com)

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