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Alison Wilding: Art School Drawings from the 1960s and '70s

Alison Wilding: Art School Drawings from the 1960s and '70s

Text by Peter Cartwright


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  • Alison Wilding OBE (b.1948 Blackburn, Lancashire) is one of Britain's foremost sculptors. She trained at Nottingham College of Art, Ravensbourne College of Art and the Royal College of Art in the late 1960s and early 1970s
  • Wilding is the Coordinator (curator) in 2022 of the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
  • Rose to prominence in the 1980s as part of the New British Sculpture group. Her first international solo exhibition was at MoMA (NY) in 1987
  • Wilding is known for her sculptures made of Perspex and stone. Her work combines traditional and industrial materials with both figurative and abstract imagery
  • This catalogue connects her student drawings with sculptures and drawings made almost 40 years on
Full Description

This volume presents 12 drawings made by the prominent British sculptor Alison Wilding during her time at art school in the 1960s and 1970s, offering an insight into a key period in the artist’s development.

The first nine works – collectively referred to as the ‘Ethos of the Petrol Station’ drawings – were a response to a project during the artist’s time at Nottingham College of Art. The final three works date from her Royal College of Art years, and were used as a tool for documenting and furthering her finished sculpture. Taken together, the works provide a glimpse into Wilding’s progress in the studio at that time, and connect the drawings not only to student sculptures, but also to drawings and sculptures made almost 40 years later.

About the Author

Peter Cartwright is a British abstract painter. He taught at the Derby College of Art from 1961 to 1964 and at Nottingham College of Art from 1965 to 1996.

21st Jul 2022
Paperback / softback
World excluding USA & Canada
270 mm x 210 mm
32 Pages
14 color
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