Biography (new)

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.

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Detail, 2015, by Nicole Katano
SOLO EXHIBITIONS

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

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SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

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

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PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

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

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BIBLIOGRAPHY

Herbert Read, Contemporary British Art, London, Great Britain: Penguin Books, 1951, plate 12A
Keith Sutton, “Going to St. Ives,” Art News and Review, 19 July 1958
Architectural Design, May 1959, (artist’s statement and illustration)
Michel Seuphor, Sculpture of This Century, New York: George Brazillier, Inc., 1960
Norbert Lynton, “London Letter,” Art International, November 1961

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WIKIPEDIA ARTICLE

Brian Wall’s life and work on Wikipedia

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