School of Art

Contact Details

School of Art
Aberystwyth University
Buarth Mawr
SY23 1NG

Tel: +44 (0)1970 622460

Fax: +44 (0)1970 622461


Display artist/maker:

John Furnival

Born: 1933, UK, England, London

Painter, graphic artist and poet. Studied at Wimbledon College of Art, 1951-55, and the Royal College of Art, 1957-60. He then taught Fine Art at Stroud and Cheltenham Colleges of Art until 1966. In 1964 he established the Openings Press with Dom Sylvester Houédard (1924-1992) through which they explored visual and concrete poetry. Furnival became a key figure of the Concrete Poetry movement during the 1960s and early 1970s. He creates word pictures often based around the theme of towers

Objects in the collections associated with this artist/maker

[Three studies of a baby and a pram] WD76 WaterColourOrDrawings