Geoffrey Clarke 2011

North by South-East

Sculpture, Drawings, Paintings, Original Prints.

19 July - 30 August 2011

Please note: Gallery Talk about this exhibition by:

Dr Judith LeGrove, Thursday 25 August 7pm. Booking Essential

The sculptor Geoffrey Clarke RA (born 1924) was chosen as one of the artists to produce work for Coventry Cathedral after the Second World War. A versatile artist he has worked in stained glass, silver and for his sculptural work, aluminium. 

Like the Spanish artist Miro, Clarke developed his own language of signs and symbols to convey his ideas. His interest in signs stems from his younger days at various art schools in the North West of England. Clarke spent time at both Preston and Manchester Schools of Art (1940-2).

Moving to London, his first solo show came at the Gimpel Fils gallery in Davies Street in 1952, he was now at the  Royal College of Art, later in 1952 he was exhibited in the Venice Biennale.

At the end of the 1960s his sculptures were to feature in a British Sculpture exhibition at the Tate Gallery, and later a similar one at the Royal Academy, he became an Academician in 1975. 

His work is to be found in the collections of;Tate Gallery, Arts Council Collection and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.  

Linton Court Gallery, Duke Street, Settle, BD24 9DW

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