Brian Wall was born in London in 1931, and as a child he experienced the London Blitz during World War II before being evacuated to Yorkshire. Following his return to London after the war, he left school while a teenager to work as a glassblower. After serving as an aerial photographer in the Royal Air Force, he began his artistic career as a painter in the early ‘50s.
In 1954 Wall moved to St. Ives, Cornwall, known for its colony of abstract artists including Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson, Patrick Heron, and Terry Frost. Wall worked as assistant to Barbara Hepworth from 1955 to 1960, and constructed wood reliefs and sculptures painted in primary colors. In 1956 he began to make welded steel sculptures, considered among the earliest abstract steel sculptures produced in England.
Wall’s first solo show was held in London in 1957 at the Architectural Association, and his work was included in group shows including the Arts Council Exhibition Contemporary British Sculpture in 1958. The first article on his work was published in Architectural Design in 1959.
Wall moved back to London in 1960, and became a major figure in the influential English Sculpture of the ‘60s movement. From 1962-1972 he was Head of Sculpture and Principal Lecturer at Central School of Art (now Central Saint Martins) with colleagues including William Turnbull and Barry Flanagan. He served on the National Council for Diplomas in Art and Design and on the Arts Council of Great Britain.
In 1961 Wall represented England in the 2nd Paris Biennale, and throughout the decade he exhibited in solo shows in several London galleries as well as major outdoor sculpture exhibitions in Brighton, Bristol, Southampton, Coventry, and Battersea Park, London. His work was included in British Sculpture in the Sixties at the Tate Gallery in 1965, and his monumental sculpture commission for the city of Thornaby, Yorkshire, was the largest sculpture in England when it was installed in 1968.
Brian Wall’s work was seen in America for the first time in 1967 in the exhibition New British Painting and Sculpture, which traveled to six U.S. museums including the University Art Museum, Berkeley. Wall visited New York several times in the ‘60s, where he renewed his friendship with American artists he had met in England including Mark Rothko and Barnett Newman and the critic Clement Greenberg.
In 1969, Wall was invited to teach at the University of California at Berkeley as a Visiting Professor. He returned to U.C. Berkeley for the 1970-‘71 academic year, and joined the faculty permanently in 1972, becoming a tenured Professor of Art and Chair of the Art Department, retiring in 1994. He became a U.S. citizen in 1982.
Wall has continued to exhibit in both England and the United States. A retrospective exhibition was organized by the Seattle Art Museum in 1982 and traveled to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art with accompanying catalogue. The solo exhibition, Brian Wall: Lyrical Steel, at Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, was also accompanied by a catalogue.
A monograph on Wall’s work written by the Tate curator Chris Stephens was published by Momentum, London in 2006, and in 2015 Brian Wall: Squaring the Circle, edited by art historian Peter Selz, was published in conjunction with a solo exhibition at the de Saisset Museum at Santa Clara University.
Wall has had solo exhibitions in New York at Sculpture Now (1977, 1978,) Simon Lowinsky Gallery (1987,1998,) and at Flowers Gallery (2008). He has also exhibited at Flowers gallery in Los Angeles and London, and in San Francisco at Braunstein /Quay Gallery, Jernigan Wicker Fine Arts and at Hackett | Mill. His work is included in public collections including Tate Britain, London; Museum of Art, Dublin; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Berkeley Art Museum; Oakland Museum of California; Seattle Art Museum; University of Houston; San Antonio Museum of Art; Santa Clara University and many more.
Wall has worked at his Emeryville, California studio since 1975, and continues to construct welded steel sculptures, producing one-of-a-kind pieces himself. He combines geometric elements, often created from sliced sections of industrial steel tubes or I-beams. His pieces range from tabletop scale to monumental outdoor installations, and the surfaces have been waxed, varnished, or painted. He has also produced prints and drawings over the years, recently painting with Sumi ink on Japanese handmade paper. Since 2007 Wall has worked exclusively in stainless steel, constructing curvilinear works from segments of a circle.
1957 School of Architecture, London
1959 Drian Gallery, London
1960 Drian Gallery, London
1962 Grabowski Gallery, London
1963 Manchester City Art Gallery, England
1964 Grabowski Gallery, London
1966 Grosvenor Gallery, London
1967 Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, England
1968 Grosvenor Gallery, London
1973 San Jose State University Art Gallery, California
1974 Quay Gallery, San Francisco
St. Mary’s College, Moraga, California
1976 Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco
Dootson/Calderhead Gallery, Seattle
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
1977 Sculpture Now, New York
1978 Sculpture Now, New York
1979 Max Hutchinson Gallery, Houston
Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco
1981 Max Hutchinson Gallery, New York, Catalogue
1982 California State University at Stanislaus
“Brian Wall: Retrospective,” Seattle Art Museum, Washington, Catalogue
1983 “Brian Wall: Retrospective,” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Catalogue
John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco
1987 Simon Lowinsky Gallery, New York
1992 Francis Graham-Dixon Gallery, London
1995 “Brian Wall: Lyrical Steel,” Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Catalogue
Jernigan Wicker Fine Arts, San Francisco
1998 Simon Lowinsky Gallery, New York
1999 Jernigan Wicker Fine Arts, San Francisco, Catalogue
Flowers East, London
2002 Flowers West, Santa Monica, Catalogue
2005 455 Market Gallery, San Francisco
2006 Flowers East, London
Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco
2008 Flowers Gallery, New York
2011 Flowers Central, London
Hackett | Mill, San Francisco
2015 “Brian Wall: Squaring the Circle,” de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, Catalogue
1958 “Contemporary British Sculpture,” Arts Council, London
1960 “Benjamin, Tilson, Wall,” AIA Gallery, London
“Purchases and Acquisitions for 1959,” Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
1961 Second Paris Bienniale, Musee d’Art Moderne, Paris
Sixth Congress I.U.A., South Bank, London
“6 painters, 2 sculptors: Anthony Benjamin, Peter Blake, Oliver Bradbury, Peter Hobbs, John Hoskin, Robert Law, Brian Wall, Brian Young,” Rawinsky Gallery, London
1962 “Joven Escultura Inglesa,” Gallery Ateneo, Madrid and Museum of Modern Art, Bilbao
“Contemporary British Sculpture,” Arts Council, London
1963 “British Art Today,” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Dallas; Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California
118, Kasmin Gallery, London,
1964 “The London Group Jubilee,” Tate Gallery, London
1965 “Sculpture of the Sixties,” Tate Gallery, London
1966 “Fifty Years of Sculpture,” Grosvenor Gallery, London
“Sculpture in the Open Air,” Greater London Council, Battersea Park, London, Catalogue
1968 “New British Sculpture and Painting,” Organized by Whitechapel Art Gallery for UC Galleries: University Art Museum, Berkeley, California; Portland Art Museum, Oregon; Vancouver Art Gallery, British Columbia; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston. Catalogue
“British Sculpture and Painting, Collection of the Leicestershire Education Authority”, from the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, Catalogue
“Contemporary Arts Fair,” Strozzi Palace, Florence, Catalogue
Exhibition of British Sculpture, Coventry Cathedral, England, Catalogue
“New British Sculpture,” Arnolfini gallery, Bristol, England, Catalogue
Open Air Sculpture, Festival of London
“Sculpture in a City,” Birmingham, Liverpool, and Southampton, England, Catalogue
1969 “Open Air Sculpture,” Scottish Arts Council, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee, Catalogue
1970 Holland Park Sculpture Exhibition, London
“British Sculpture Out of the Sixties,” Institute of Contemporary Art, London, Catalogue
1972 “British Sculptors ’72,” Royal Academy of Arts, London, Catalogue
1974 “Serra, Wall, Zecher,” San Francisco Art Institute, Catalogue
“Sixteen West Coast Artists,” Galerie Allen, Vancouver, British Columbia
“Public Sculpture/Urban Environment,” Oakland Museum, California, Catalogue
1976 “Bay Area Sculpture Retrospective,” James Willis Gallery, San Francisco
“20 American Sculptors,” University of Texas, Dallas,
1977 “Inaugural Exhibition,” Max Hutchinson Gallery, Houston
“A Silver Jubilee Exhibition of Contemporary British Sculpture,” Battersea Park, London
“Outdoor Sculpture,” City of Palo Alto, California
1979 “Aspects of Abstract,” Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California, Catalogue
1980 “Sculpture in California 1975–80,” San Diego Museum of Art, California, Catalogue
“Eleventh International Sculpture Conference,” Washington, D.C., Catalogue
1981 “Polychrome,” Hansen Fuller Goldeen Gallery, San Francisco
“British Sculpture in the Twentieth Century, Symbol and Imagination 1951-1980,”
Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, Book
“Shidoni’s Sixth Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition,” Shidoni Foundry and Gallery, Tesuque,
“Sculpture Now: Contemporary American Sculpture,” Park West Gallery, Southfield, Michigan
1982 John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco
“Forgotten Dimension: A Survey of Small Sculpture in California,” Fresno Arts Center,
California, Traveling through 1984, Catalogue
“One Hundred Years of California Sculpture,” Oakland Museum, California, Catalogue
“Twelfth International Sculpture Conference,” Oakland, California
1983 “The Planar Dimension: Geometric Abstraction by Bay Area Artist,” Civic Arts Gallery,
Walnut Creek, California
1985 “St. Ives: 1939 – 64,” Tate Gallery, London, Catalogue
1986 “40th Annual San Francisco Arts Commission Festival,” Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco
“Sculpture and Works in Relief,” John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco
1987 “New Acquisitions,” John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco
“Sculpture Fields,” Max Hutchinson Gallery, Kenoza Lake, New York
“The Ethnic Idea,” Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley
Faculty Drawing Show, Worth Ryder Gallery, U.C. Berkeley
1988 “Bay Area Sculpture: Metal, Stone and Wood,” Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto
“Post-War British Abstract Art,” Austin/Desmond Fine Art, London
1989 Art Against AIDS/San Francisco, Butterfield & Butterfield, San Francisco
Faculty Show, Worth Ryder Art Gallery, U.C. Berkeley
1992 “Wagner, Wall, Wareham,” Pacific Rim Sculpture Group, Contract Design Center,
“Annesley, Levy, Twyford, Wall,” Tallberg Taylor Gallery, Greenwich, England
1994 “The Constructed Space: Painting, Sculpture and Verse Commemorating the Poet W.S.
Graham,” The Mansion House, Ilkley, England, Catalogue
“16 California Artists: Selection from San Francisco Bay Area,” Galerie Sho, Tokyo
“Bell, Benjamin, Wall,” Isis Gallery, Leigh-on-Sea, England, Catalogue
1995 “Abstract British Art: Sculpture,” Flowers East, London
1996 “Abstract British Art: Drawings,” Flowers East, London
1997 U.C. Berkeley Art Faculty, President’s House, Berkeley
1998 “Navy Pier Sculpture Exhibition,” Chicago
1999 Flowers West, Santa Monica, California
2000 Flowers West, Santa Monica, California
2001 “After Trewyn,” Belgrave Gallery, London and St. Ives, Cornwall
2002 Flowers East, London
2003 Flowers West, Santa Monica, California
“Transition: British Art in the 50’s,” Barbican Gallery, London, Catalogue
2004 “Small-Scale Sculpture: Movement and Form,” Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco
“Trevor Bell Retrospective: Influences,” Tate Gallery, St. Ives, Cornwall
2005 “Thirty-Fifth Anniversary Exhibition,” Flowers Central, London
2007 “The Passionate Gesture,” Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco
2008 “British Abstract Art: 1950–1985,” Portland Gallery, London, Catalogue
2009 “Synchronies: Undercurrents in Postwar European and American Abstraction,” Hackett I Mill,
“The Sculpture Show,” The Biscuit Factory, London
“Unfinished Business: Mark Wilsher,” Henry Moore Institute, CHELSEA Space, London, Catalogue
“Post War and St. Ives,” Paisnel Gallery, London, Catalogue
2010 “Modern Masters: Selection of Works by Gallery Artists,” Flowers Central, London
2011 “In honor of Brian Wall’s 80th Birthday,” Tate Gallery, London
“Pissed Elegance,” Stephen Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles
2012 “Sculptor’s Drawings,” Pangolin Gallery, London, Catalogue
“Concrete Parallels,” Centro Brasileiro Britanico Gallery, Brazil, Catalogue
“British Sculpture: Anthony Caro, Phillip King, Denis Mitchell, Eduardo Paolozzi, Michael Sandle,
Brian Wall,” Flowers Central, London
2013 “Defying Gravity: The Subject of Space,” Hackett | Mill, The Armory Show, New York
2016 “The Best of Decades: Painting and Sculpture of the 1960s from the Collection,” Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Dublin
2017 “21 to Watch,” Bivins Gallery, Dallas
“Sculpture in the Sixties,” Pangolin, London, Catalogue
“City Sculpture Projects 1972,” Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
“Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Works by Sculptors,” Alpha 137 Gallery, New York
“Modern Art and St Ives: Construction in Painting and Sculpture after 1950,” Tate St Ives
2018 “Collective Vision,” Bivins Gallery, Dallas
2019 “A Life with Art: Gifts from Dwight and Sue Emanuelson,” Columbia Museum of Art, South
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Arts Council of Great Britain
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, California
British Council, London
Columbia Museum of Art, South Carolina
Contemporary Art Society, London
Cornwall Education Committee, England
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California
de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, California
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Dublin, Ireland
Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge, England
Gulbenkian Foundation, London
Leicestershire Education Authority, England
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Oakland Museum of California
Penwith Society, St. Ives, Cornwall, England
Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence
San Antonio Museum of Art, Texas
San Jose Museum of Art, California
Seattle Art Museum, Washington
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Town Center, Thornaby, England
Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, California
Towson State University, Maryland
University of Houston, Texas
Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester, England
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Architectural Design, May 1959, (artist’s statement and illustration)
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Norbert Lynton, “London Letter,” Art International, November 1961
Anthony Tucker, “MICA EXHIBITION in Manchester,” The Guardian, 8 May 1962
George Butcher, “Review: The London Galleries,” The Guardian, 18 July 1962
“Two Masters of Form,” The Times, 2 March 1964
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“Latest Developments in British Sculpture,” Art & Literature II, Summer 1964
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“In the World of Art,” Daily Mirror, 31 December 1965, ill.
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Andrew Causey, “New Sculpture by Brian Wall,” Illustrated London News, 9 April 1966, ill.
Griffith Williams, “Sculptors Come into Line,” Cardiff Western Mail, 16 April 1966
Edwin Mullins, “Art,” London Sunday Telegraph, 17 April 1966
Charles S. Spencer, “London Show Offers Brian Wall Sculpture,” New York Times, International Edition, 19 April 1966
“The Sheet-Iron Assemblies of Mr. Brian Wall,” London Times, 20 April 1966
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John Russell, “Art,” London Sunday Times, April 1966
London Art News, Summer 1966
Bryan Robertson, “Microcosm,” The Spectator, 28 April 1966, p. 16
David Thompson, The Queen, 1966
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Bryan Robertson, John Russell, Lord Snowdon, Private View, London: Thomas Nelson & Sons, Ltd.,
1966, pp. 108, 254-55, Ill.
Brian Wall, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, Great Britatin, (artist’s statement), 1967
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“Thornaby Reborn,” Thornaby Tribune, March 1968, ill.
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Norbert Lynton, “Out on a Lim,” Manchester Guardian, 30 September 1968
Kenneth Coutts-Smith, “Hundreth Exhibition,” Sculpture International, vol. II, no.3, October 1968, ill.
Eddie Wolfram, “Brian Wall,” Arts Review, 12 October 1968
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“British Galleries at the Florence Fair,” Studio International, November 1968, ill.
R.C. Kennedy, Art International, London, vol. XII, 10 December 1968, ill.
Brian Wall: Retrospective, New York, New York: E.S.M. Documentations, (includes 44 slides), 1969
G.S. Whittet, “Question and Artist: Brian Wall,” Sculpture International, vol. 3, no. 1, October 1969, pp. 44–49, ill.
Sculpture International, October 1969, (artist’s statement)
Donald J. Irving, Sculpture, New York: Van nostrand Reinhold Co., p. 27, ill., 1970
Jerome Tarshis, “San Francisco: Group show at Oakland Museum,” Artforum, Summer 1971
Arthur Bloomfield, “Art Like a Child’s Playground,” San Francisco Examiner, April 1971, ill.
Thomas Albright, “Steel Sculpture…,” San Francisco Chronicle, 6 April 1971
Artweek, 17 April 1971, ill.
James Dickey, “Sculpture,” San Jose News, California, 13 July 1973, ill.
Thomas Albright, “Unusual Art in San Francisco,” San Francisco Chronicle, 7 January 1974
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Alfred Frankenstein, “A Gallery Full of Sculpture,” San Francisco Chronicle, 29 January 1976
“First Principles of Sculpture,” San Francisco Chronicle, 5 February 1976
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Charles Shere, “Impressive Showing of Bay Area Sculpture,” Oakland Tribune, 22 February 1976
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William Zimmer, “Brian Wall: Sculpture Now,” Arts Magazine, New York, vol. 52, no. 1, September 1977, ill.
Thomas Albright, “A Conception of Balance,” San Francisco Chronicle, 9 September 1978, ill.
Joanne Dickson, “Lines and Planes in Tension and Harmony,” Artweek, 30 September 1978, ill.
Thomas Albright, “San Francisco,” Art News, January 1979
John Russell, “Three Striking Current Shows,” New York Times, 7 January 1979, ill.
Charlotte Moser, “Artist’s Work Exploits Three Minimal Themes,” Houston Chronicle, 31 March 1979
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Gallery, 1981, pp. 180, 263
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1982, pp. 40–44, ill.
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Charles Shere, “Gallery Roundup,” Oakland Tribune, 20 January 1983
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January 1983, ill.
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Museum,” Images and Issues, May–June 1983, pp. 44–46, ill.
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Dorothy Burkhart, “P.A. Show Follows Sculptural Traditions,” San Jose Mercury News, 18 March 1988
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1969 Grosvenor Gallery solo exhibit featured in the film “Take a Girl Like You,” director Jonathan Miller, producer Hal E. Chester, Columbia Pictures
1982 interview for “Segment Two,” KTVU, Oakland, CA
2003 interview for “The Art of Barbara Hepworth,” presenters Chris Stephens & Penelope Curtis,
2009 interview for “The Art of Cornwall,” director Spike Geilinger, producer Adam Kemp, BBC4
2010 interview for “William Turnbull: Beyond Time,” directors/producers Alex Turnbull & Pete
Stern, Turnbull Studio & Waddington Galleries
2015 interviewed by Lily Cole for the “Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture for a Modern World,” exhibition at Tate Britain, London, broadcast on BBC4 and BBC World News, June, 2015