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School of Art
Aberystwyth University
Buarth Mawr
SY23 1NG

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Display artist/maker:

Bernard Meadows

Born: 1915, en Norwich   Died: 2005

Sculptor. Studied at the Norwich School of Art from 1934–6, the Royal College of Art (RCA) from 1938–40 and again from 1946–8. He was studio assistant to Henry Moore for 4 years from 1936. Served in the R.A.F. from 1941–6, where his time on the Cocos Islands inspired the crab motif featured in many of his works. He first found acclaim after the war when his Elm figure for the 1951 Festival of Britain went to the Tate Gallery. His first solo exhibition was at Gimpel Fils, London, in 1957 and at the Paul Rosenberg Gallery, New York, from 1958-9. He was represented in the Venice Biennale of 1952 with the rest of the group of British artists known as the ‘Geometry of Fear’ school. Meadows was awarded an Italian state scholarship in 1956. He taught art professionally from 1948 onwards, first at the Chelsea School of Art where he taught for 12 years, then as Professor of Sculpture at the RCA until 1980. He returned to assist Moore from 1977 and continued to help manage his friend and mentor's estate.

Objects in the collections associated with this artist/maker

Cock PR3570 Prints