Barry Flanagan OBE, RA (1941-2009)

Barry Flannagan OBE RA was a Welsh sculptor, artist and printmaker. He studied architecture at Birmingham College of Art before taking a diploma in sculpture at St Martin’s School.  Post graduation he taught at St Martin’s & the Central Schools of Art until 1971 and was elected to the Royal Academy in 1991.  He represented Britain at the 1992 Venice Biennale.  From the outset his work was perceived as radical.  He is best known for his sculptures of hares, but has also produced studies of horses having been inspired by an exhibition he saw in 1979 at the Royal Academy. His work is held in public collections worldwide including MoMA New York, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and Tate in London.

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