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Garth Evans

Born 1934, Stockport Near Manchester.

Evans is one of Britain’s most innovative and influential sculptors, who in a long career has produced an impressive body of work based on his experimentation with a wide range of abstract sculptural forms using a variety of everyday materials in highly original ways.

He trained at Manchester School of Art (1955-57) and the Slade School of Fine Art (1957-60). Since 1960 he has exhibited widely throughout the UK, Europe and America, featuring drawings and prints, as well as sculpture. He taught at St Martin’s School of Art from 1965 to 1979, where one of his pupils was Richard Deacon. In 1979 Evans moved to Connecticut in America where he has lived ever since.

His work has been acquired for many major collections including, in the UK, Tate Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum, British Museum, Arts Council, Manchester City Art Gallery, Leeds Art Gallery, Bristol Art Gallery, Belfast Art Gallery and Portsmouth Art Gallery; in America and elsewhere galleries include: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Yale Centre for British Art, New Haven; Brooklyn Museum, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia; National Museum of Modern Art, Brazil and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon.

Recent UK exhibitions include an Arts Council survey of Garth Evans' work at the Longside Gallery at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in 2013, curated by Richard Deacon, and a retrospective exhibition at the Chapter Gallery, Cardiff from September 2019 to January 2020.

For more information Garth Evans Website