John Davies (1946 − )

John Davies, born in Cheshire in 1946 is a sculptor, painter and teacher.

He attended Hull and Manchester Colleges of Art and later moved to the Slade, London before winning a sculpture fellowship at Gloucester College of Art.

Davies' practice is mainly focuses on the depiction of the human figure, with works often installed in groups to suggest particular relationships. His work varies is medium and scale and he is noted for the fine details in his sculpture which bring further human emotion to the work.

His first major exhibition took place at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in 1972, where he exhibited again in 1975. Other exhibitions include the 8th Biennale de Paris in 1973; Documenta VI, in Kassel, Germany; 3rd Sidney Biennale in 1979 and The Hard-Won Image at Tate Gallery in 1984.

He won the Salisbury Award in 1990 and examples of his work are held by the British Council Collection, Arts Council England Collection and Tate Gallery.

After relocating to Greece in the mid 1990s, Davies is now based in London.

http://www.marlboroughfineart.com/artists/view.asp?id=46 Reference Bibliography: Buckman D., 2006, Artists in Britain since 1945, Vol 1, Art Dictionaries Ltd, Bristol

Glossary (2)

  • Medium

    Refers to either the material used to create a work of art, craft or design, i.e. oil, bronze, earthenware, silk; or the technique employed i.e. collage, etching, carving. In painting the medium refers to the binder for the pigment, e.g. oil, egg, acrylic dispersion. The plural form is media.

  • Sculpture

    A three-dimensional work of art. Such works may be carved, modelled, constructed, or cast. Sculptures can also be described as assemblage, in the round, relief, and made in a huge variety of media. Contemporary practice also includes live elements, as in Gilbert & George 'Living Sculpture' as well as broadcast work, radio or sound sculpture.

Work Themes (2)

Past exhibitions

JOHN DAVIES SCULPTURES AND DRAWINGS SINCE 1968

  • 2004
    • Spain, Bilbao, Museo De Bellas Artes De Bilbao
    • Spain, Valencia, Ivam Centre Julio Gonzalez

LE MUSEE A L'HEURE ANGLAISE

  • 1999
    • France, Valenciennes, Musee Des Beaux Arts

A CHANGED WORLD

  • 2000
    • Malta, Valletta, St James Cavalier Centre For Creativity
    • Cyprus, Nicosia, Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre
  • 1999
    • Zimbabwe, Harare, National Gallery Of Zimbabwe
  • 1998
    • Zimbabwe, Bulawayo, National Gallery Of Zimbabwe In Bulawayo
    • South Africa, Cape Town, South African National Gallery
    • South Africa, Johannesburg, Johannesburg Art Gallery
  • 1997
    • Pakistan, Lahore, The Old Fort
    • Pakistan, Karachi, Hindu Gymkhana

WEU PRESIDENCY EXHIBITIONS

  • 1995
    • Belgium, Brussels, Western European Union

SCULPTORS' DRAWINGS

  • 1984
    • Japan, Yokohama, Yokohama

JOHN DAVIES WERKE 1970-1980

  • 1982
    • Germany, Karlsruhe, Badischer Kunstverein
  • 1981
    • Germany, Duisburg, Wilhelm-Lehmbruck Museum
    • Germany, Hamburg, Kunstverein
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