Chris Plowman (1952-2009)
Chris Plowman was a sculptor, printmaker and lecturer before his untimely death in 2009. He was a student of Fine Art at Wolverhampton Polytechnic before going on to postgraduate study at the Royal College of Art (RCA), where he achieved a Masters in Printmaking. He particularly excelled in printmaking and sculpture, steel being a favoured material. His art often used mundane, disregarded objects, in unexpected and original combinations. Plowman produced prints which were widely exhibited, particularly silkscreens, etchings and photo-etchings. His artwork is represented in the Tate Gallery, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the British Council and New York Public Library collections. Chris taught from 1987-99 at the RCA. In 1987 he won the Henry Moore Foundation prize for sculpture.